Thomas demonstrates a complete command of the craft and genre and presents 14 horror stories that blend elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror ... Each story is filled with vivid and evocative details and provides a fascinating journey that explores the dark places of our existence and engages its readers throughout ... Thomas, the award-winning author of three novels, three short story collections, and over 150 stories in print, does not disappoint with his latest collection of short stories.
This chilling collection of short stories, with plenty of twists and turns, as well as echoes of Lovecraft and Bradbury, probes the dark corners between the horrors humans inflict on each other and those that haunt our nightmares. This volume will please Thomas's existing fans and will surely create new ones.
With vivid imagery and unsettling familiarity, Thomas’s new collection features 14 stories that transport readers ... Thomas structures his stories to work in service of the theme and emotion that is at the heart of each. The writing is beautiful and poignant, each story requiring due attention and reflection ... Fans of science fiction, horror, and dark fiction will relish immersing themselves in this collection for all its grit, lyricism, and unquestionable profundity.
Thomas breathes fresh air into the genre of dark speculative fiction with a brilliant collection that teems with haunting elements, dark nostalgia for lost love, dysfunctional families, and self-torment ... Equally devastating and refreshing, this is a collection to be savored by horror fans and literary readers alike.