Friday, May 2, 2014

Snow Globe - by Aaron Gudmunson - As if a blizzard isn't scary enough

4 of 5 Stars    Review copy

Snow Globe starts with the best opening paragraph I've read this year, "They came with the snow, or else they brought it with them.  I'm not clear on that point yet.  It doesn't really matter.  What matters is they came."  That one sentence says it all.  End of review.

Just kidding about the end of review part.  Benjamin Clary stops by his favorite watering hole before heading home to his wife.  Just for a quick one before the snow starts.  This will prove to be the worst decision of his life.

Before you know it, the snow comes and comes hard, "Outside the snow fell fast and furious in flakes the size of quarters.  Looking out past the two Christmas pines into the field, you'd think we were living in a snow globe.  Pretty as a picture.  Our breath steamed, wisping away like banished spirits."

With the snow comes something deadly, killing those who try to leave and trapping the others inside.  Soon, however, there's unrest inside the bar that could prove to be just as deadly as the horror in the snow.

There are times when it looks like no one will survive the ordeal and there is certainly no happy ending to the tale, but the story is compelling and the twists are unexpected.

Snow Globe has been re-released with a new cover as seen above and is available now from from Angelic Knight Press, the new horror imprint of Ragnarok Publications, and can be purchased through Amazon.com.

Recommended.

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