Author: Lyn Gibson
Reviewed By: Jessica B
Rating: 3/5 Stars
This short story horror collection contains five unique stories: ‘Ms. Callem,’ ‘Donor Joe,’ ‘Realtor Denise,’ ‘By Pen and Ink,’ and ‘The Others.’ All are about the same length, but vary in plot and characters. Each story builds up with suspense under the final horror ending is revealed. Although horror is not my favorite genre to read, I respect the author’s writing style and ability to keep the suspense within each story.
I didn’t enjoy all of the dialogue or descriptions, as some seemed repetitive. Some of the plots were confusing until the end with the horror plot twists. I believe that is how most horror collections progress, but I wasn’t a fan of knowing details were going to be revealed later and having to wait for them. In that way, some of the plots were predictable and therefore a bit on the boring side. Part of that might have to do with my preference towards short stories. Having said that, readers who enjoy short stories and horror collections will definitely gain entertainment from this piece. The author does a great job of crafting her characters and stories.
Although not my personal favorite or first pick for a story, I strongly believe this is a piece others will enjoy thoroughly.
About the Book:
Short & Gory is a compilation of unique tales that will rattle the mind of those that embrace horror and gore! Inspired by Stephen Kings' "Creepshow" Short & Gory is sure to satisfy those with an insatiable craving for terror. Author Lyn Gibson has a talent for weaving horror into unseen and unsuspecting scenarios. Short & Gory will leave the reader on edge and leery of everyone and everything that would typically be seen as "ordinary" or routine.
About the Author:
Lyn Gibson is a devout blogger of Vampire history and legend as well as other well known and not so well known paranormal legends.
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DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own