This collection of short stories and one novelette by Pam Lynne are sure to give you nightmares. According to the Author’s Notes, many of the stories are based on her own nightmares. Some notes on a few of my favorites:
“Merry Go Round” – This is a great example of a terrifying story set in a seemingly innocent place. I find this to be one of my favorite forms of horror.
“Mr Wincotte’s Grave” – This is one of those tales that leaves you wondering afterward. Did it really happen? Is it in the protagonist’s imagination?
“Bloody Day” – Easily the hardest story for me to read. I love horror and all of the gore that goes along with it, but the topic of rape is always hardest for me to stomach. I think that it’s one of the most terrible, evil things that can happen. Although this story does contain these elements, sometimes there is more than meets the eye.
“Monev” – What started as a vampire tale turned into what I consider one of the most original vampire stories I have ever read. I want to compare it to Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” series. Both are incredibly original takes on the vampire genre. I’m not normally a huge fan of vampires (nothing against them, just usually not my thing), but “Monev” is one story I want to see continued!
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