"Eleven fabulously shuddersome short stories combine to create the most sinister of reading feasts."
An often disturbing yet fabulously readable gathering of eleven short stories with enough eerie imaginings to tempt those who delight in taking a walk on the dark side. Chosen as a Liz Pick of the Month, the tales range from mysteriously dystopian, through to strangely supernatural and fantastically creepy. The introduction speaks out, connects with, and admits to this short story collection being born during a difficult and painful time for author C.J. Tudor. She also introduces each short story, explaining where and how individual tales crept into her thoughts. I love a short story, it takes real skill and nerve in a few paragraphs to punch through and hold the reader on the edge of horror. Sharp paced, yet never frantic, these tales slither into the mind and find themselves a resting place. Each feels so very different, yet comes with C. J. Tudors beautifully light, elegantly chilling touch. I particularly loved End of the Liner, The Lion at the Gate, and I’m Not Ted. Sitting as a LoveReading Star Book, A Sliver of Darkness perfectly and provocatively introduces the fear factor into thoughts and leaves behind a lingering memory trap, ready to trigger when you least expect it.
|Horror and Supernatural Fiction