‘a little twisted, a little macabre…’

Delighted with a new review for my short story collection The Woman Under the Ground from Our Book Reviews Online! ┬áHere’s just some of what they said –

I loved the style of writing, the building of atmosphere, the way it lured me in, often with a false sense of security, and then dropped a bombshell on me!
The over-all tone of this collection is decidedly dark – so don’t come looking for sweetness and light, and happy endings; these are a little twisted, a little macabre, and frequently disturbing. While some of the stories explore the darker, hidden side of human nature – children turn out to be far from the darling little angels we fondly imagine, adults are enveloped by loss, regret and guilt – others tell of things ‘beyond’ nature – strange things that shriek in the night or squat unwelcome at the end of the bed, and wishes that might come fatally true.

Through all of them runs a thread of finding one’s identity, and of coming to terms with repressed emotions – maybe The Woman Under The Ground represents those buried parts of ourselves that we wouldn’t wish to share with even our nearest and dearest?

Please go here if you’d like to read the rest and many other book reviews.

Thank you, Mary Mayfield!