- File Size: 2169 KB
- Print Length: 178 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dark Season Books (March 27, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DJNBUQW
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,239 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I, however, read and interpreted this in a way that did not disturb me. I am a huge fan of evil and gory stories along the lines of "Tales From the Crypt" and other sorts of horror shows with bloody and gory episodes, and maybe it was just my mood, but I read this with that sort of story-telling in my mind. I was not disturbed by the violence because I expected it. I was not disturbed by the blood and gore because I expected it. Every character except for Helen (the wife and mother) is so unlikable (or in Owen's case, boring and predictable) that pondering their fates did not trouble me. The Genius who built the house was so over-the-top malevolent that nothing he did really surprized me as far as his terrible intentions went. The moments that could be seen as heart-warming and hopeful could easily be seen as cheesy depending upon the mood and expectations of the reader.
The ending made me laugh. It was an ending that I should have perhaps expected, but I didn't. I laughed! It was absolutely horrible and yet perfect, in my opinion. If some aspects of this story were tweaked to be made more obviously a dark and gallows sort of horror/humor, I could easily see it being perfectly adapted for a revival "Tales From the Crypt."
Tldr: This book is dark, depressing, and gory. But if your mood permits, you may enjoy it immensely in a way that Ms. Cross probably did not intend.
PS: I am NOT a shill, I am just very happy to find another great ghost story writer.
Many horror stories have taken place in houses, but this one takes a different spin on it.The plot is interesting with some nice twists hidden within. The pace of the book is just right, never feels dragged out nor rushed through the story. Those are things I appreaciate a lot.
Owen is an interesting character. He seems rather shady at first but once you read into the story he is actually very intelligent and likable! Sadly his daughter did the reverse in my book. Initially she was a typical teenager, a very smart one at that (must be from dad), but as the story continues I start to dislike her more and more. She just doesn't seem to listen when she is told by her parents and eventually drives me nuts with her behavior.
If you enjoy a good horror story read this one, you will like it.
This book is not for the faint of heart - very graphic and gory. It grabs your attention right away and stays with you through the entire book. It also stays with you long after you put it down. I enjoyed the book so much that I am going to start reading other books by Amy Cross and I am going to add her to my horror author lists. This was definitely a five star read.