When someone returns from the dead, it's never going to be good - no matter who it is. No one warned Linda that something dreadful was listening, waiting for the chance, feeding off her grief, when she unwittingly wished aloud that her husband Brian was still alive. She never meant that he should escape his grave. Now, to put things right, Linda has to play a frightening game with the mysterious, disturbing undertaker, James Bracken. The rules are impossible, horrifying. It's a good thing Linda didn't throw away Brian's favorite chair. He still likes to sit there, watching the blank television.
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Some Good Horror Fun
If this isn't a cautionary tale for the old adage "be careful what you wish for" then I don't know what is! "Horror Story Volume I: Death Wish" is a different kind of short form horror that left me wanting more. One thing I really appreciated about this story is that once the "horror" part of it was established, I thought I guessed what the twist would be and I so often (disappointingly) guess correctly. I was completely wrong about this one and I'm so glad! It's lovely to be surprised and G.M. Hague does a great job of this. This was a tight, well written, spooky, fun short horror book that I would recommend to any and all horror lovers!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
- Tad B.
Sometimes they come back
I haven't read the print version so I can't comment on this point; however the book was well narrated by the author.
I liked that the story was somewhat relatable and despite the obvious supernatural theme it felt really grounded and not utterly far fetched like other horror novels can tend to be; that's important in a good horror story and I think G. M. Hague had this aspect of the book perfectly balanced and the characters were fairly believable in their actions. The circumstances at least at the beginning happened to a very ordinary couple to could have been any friend or family member.
Yes definitely; I plan to listen to and review the other 2 books currently available in this series.
I don't think you'd especially want to take ANY of the characters in this story out to dinner! They all had nasty sides to them that wouldn't make for particulary pleasent company.
I enjoyed this book. It was essentially a "long" short story, not quite a novella either. A quick satisfying listen. I hadn't read anything from the author before and was pleasently surprised. I am looking forward to listening the other horror shorts he has written in this series now.