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The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper
A monster lurking in the mountain.
A mysterious cult seeking a doorway.
An otherworldly evil waiting to be unleashed.
Faith York was a young girl when she saw her father dragged into the ground by a spider-armed woman, never to be seen again. Twenty years later, the events of that day continue to haunt her, and her need for answers has only grown stronger with time. After her estranged mother’s death forces her to return home, old wounds are reopened and Faith finally decides to face her demons. What started as a search for closure soon pits her against a shadowy cult known as The Gathered and the eldritch beings they worship. With reality becoming more blurred by the day and the thousand eyes of an alien deity fixed on her, Faith must decide if the dark secrets of White Crow Mountain are really worth losing herself over.
Emily’s Teaser Review
I enjoyed this one so much, so I would love to see more stories set in this world. If you love reading about cults, creepy creatures, and good characters, I highly recommend picking this one up!
Read Emily’s entire review at Goodreads.
The Ladder Man by Angela Archer
A rhyme and a game will summon him by name…
Buried in the walls of the Phoenix Hotel lies a dark and deadly past. After a hotel worker is brutally murdered, Detectives Golding and Turnbull arrive to head up the investigation.
Meanwhile, rumours of the legendary Ladderman spread. Rik Slater and his friends don’t take it too seriously…until his friends start dying.
Rik realises the legend is real and he will be the next victim. Terrified by his future, Rik has to decide whether to go it alone or trust the police. They’ve failed to help him before, will they be able to help him now?
Will anyone be able to stop the Ladderman?
If you enjoy real-life characters, bloody murders, and death lurking in the shadows, then this novella is right up your street.
Alex’s Teaser Review
Fans of horror with a touch of urban legend will enjoy this novella. I do not know if The Ladderman is a real tale or not, but I would place him up there with Candyman and Bloody Mary in terms of being able to scare, threaten, and cause harm!
Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.
Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt
Nick Graves is a miserable man. Every day he comes home from his dream job to a stale marriage. On the day he finally summons the courage to tell his wife, Eve, he wants a divorce she has exciting news for him – she’s pregnant.
Nick is a spiteful man. He purchases his dream home in an ideal location far away from family, friends, and coworkers. It’s a life changing decision he’s chosen to make without Eve’s consultation.
Nick is a terrified man. He quickly realizes the residents of his new hometown are a bit eccentric. After a trip to the local doctor’s office Eve begins to behave strangely. And once Nick finds out what’s really going on he’ll never be able to look at Eve the same way.
Laurie’s Teaser Review
The fun of this book is the anticipation. I knew something strange was going on and something horrible was going to happen and I could NOT wait for it to begin!
Read Laurie’s entire review at Bark At The Ghoul’s.
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