Monday, December 8, 2014
In the Shadows of Children - by Alan Ryker - This one gave me chills
The novella In the Shadows of Children may be short on words, but it's long on chills. This one actually gave me goosebumps a couple of times.
Aaron has returned to his childhood home for his mother's funeral, his father had passed on seven years ago and his brother, Bobby, had disappeared seven years before that. What he finds in the closet of the bedroom he once shared with his brother unleashes memories better left forgotten.
I've always found closets to be rather creepy. Alan Ryker has done little to allay those fears.
"Why was he so scared? He was a grown man. It was an empty house, a place he knew well, where he'd grown up in perfect safety." I loved the way the author allowed the suspense to build slowly, causing the hair on the back of my neck to rise.
In the Shadows of Children is part of the Darkfuse novella series and is currently available for the Kindle from Amazon.com. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read this one at no additional charge.
One word of warning, if you read this one at bedtime, don't expect to get a good night's sleep.