There was a campaign on Twitter, authors were looking for reviews for their books and this is one of the books I jumped at the chance to review. So I need to say: I recieved this ebook free in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis from GoodReads
“Fear isn’t always loud. It doesn’t always scream or announce itself with a loud thud on the closet door. Sometimes it creeps, slithers and crawls.Sometimes it’s waiting in the shadows, whispering as you pass by.These stories may not scare you, but one or two whispers may just burrow into the back of your brain.They may make you shiver at night and consider, for just a moment, that maybe you left the front door unlocked and maybe those were footsteps you heard inside. Little Creepers contains 14 short stories, written by Jessica Walsh, meant to creep and crawl up your spine.”
That synopsis says it all really. I love horror and I don’t read enough of it so I get excited when I read it again and I never realise how much I miss it. Then I read this and it’s so good.
These short stories feature some characters who are scared of mundane things, a fog on a screen, tracks in the snow. But they are described in such a chilling way and quite scary you wonder by the end is this real?
I loved all these stories but here’s a snapshot of my favourites:
Giving In, a short poignant tale that pulls at the heart. it’s quite scary and you can hear the sounds and see the images.
Toothache, my favourite, it’s written in second person and wow! You can feel the pain the character is in.
For Sale, this one was about selling copies of parts of yourself for money, it was very well done. The character was thinking about how her skin (pigment and freckles) and other parts of her body like her toes could be on someone else. Perfectly horrible!
There was a longer story My Life about this guy who moves into a new place and…. …weird. Nicholas is lonely!
They’re all great. Short, creepy, tense and riveting.
If you love horror you need to read this! It’s so good. I’ll be reading this again!
If you don’t like horror take note and give this a go for Halloween. (Here’s the link to buy)
The title of this collection is apt, these stories are Little Creepers!