Suburban Monsters


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A captivating collection of thirteen dark suburban stories with exceptional writing and unique storytelling

Suburban Monsters, written by Christopher Hawkins, is a compelling collection of thirteen short stories that delve into the heart of suburban life and reveal the twisted and horrifying gems hidden within. With a focus on the seemingly innocent and mundane aspects of suburban existence, each of these tales is skillfully woven to reveal a deeper, darker layer of magic or monstrosities. This book is not for the faint of heart, as it will take you on a roller coaster of emotions with each twist and turn of the page.

One of the things that sets this collection apart is the author's exceptional writing style. Each story is written in a unique and distinct voice, with its own style and tone. For instance, "Poppy" is written as a confession spoken to another character, "Notice" is written as a job resignation letter, and "Green Eyes" is told from the perspective of a child navigating loss. These unique approaches to storytelling add an extra layer of depth and interest to the already captivating tales.

Another aspect of the book that stands out is the masterful way in which the titles tie into each story. Some of the titles make sense right away, while others are more cryptic and only reveal their full implications after the story has been read. This added layer of mystery only adds to the unease that permeates the entire collection.

The cover and title of the book are eye-catching and immediately draw the reader in, setting the tone for the horror that lies within. Each of the stories is well-crafted, with richly drawn characters and vivid descriptions that bring the twisted world of suburban monsters to life. From overt horror to more subtle, insidious terrors, these stories will leave a lasting impression on any reader who is a fan of the genre.

There are a couple of stories that offer a unique and terrifying twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. While some of the stories may miss the mark for some readers, particularly those who are not fans of body horror, overall this book is a solid collection of stories that is sure to please fans of supernatural and non-supernatural horror alike.

I would highly recommend Suburban Monsters to anyone who is looking for a captivating and chilling read. The writing is exceptional, with each story offering a unique perspective on the darker side of suburban life. Whether you're a seasoned horror fan or just starting to explore the genre, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression. I give it a 3.5/5 rating, with the writing being the standout aspect of the book. While it may not resonate with all readers, the author's talent and imagination are undeniable and make this a hidden gem worth discovering.

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About the author

Christopher Hawkins is an award-winning horror writer & the former editor of the One Buck Horror anthology series, as well as an avid tabletop gamer and collector of curiosities. When not writing, he spends his time exploring old cemeteries, lurking in museums, and searching for a decent cup of tea. view profile

Published on March 15, 2023

Published by Coronis Publishing

60000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Horror

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