There's a chill at the end of every story in this horror collection. Here you'll find a beast in the basement, an Irish sea monster with silver skin, a troll who does online dating, a vampire with killer legs, a chocolate drink with a nasty kick, a man who reverses the aging process, a ghost who murders again and again, and other scary characters. These stories will sink their teeth into you! Every one grips you from the very first word, grabs you by the throat and holds you to the last word (when you'll let out a choking scream of horror). These are scary stories from John McDonnell's previous collections, plus some crackling new tales that will make your hair stand up straight. Don't read them if you're alone in a dark house!
Release Date: September 21st 2010
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Now if you have read my reviews before you will know that I am a little bit of a wimp when it comes to horror things. Zombies and me seem to get on fine... well you know, I know how to kill one should they attack but they don't really freak me out. Things like watching the TV series 'Stalker' late at night when I remember the back door might not be locked are the things that scare me... haha!
So I took on this set of 13 horror stories with a little trepidation because of my wimp status. I was totally right to! I have written also before about loving short stories and how these take me back to my youth when I used to read a lot of these. I found that with each horror story some people might get annoyed as some stop just when it's about to get good, for me it provided enough time for me to calm myself down again.
The writing is good and there was enough done to make me feel attached to the characters even though there wasn't a lot of time to really get to know them. I don't want to go into too much detail about each one but my favourites were 'Heart stopping beauty' and 'That buzz'.
Despite totally freaking me out I really enjoyed the set. Recommended for all horror fans and wimps like me ;)