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Dark Screams: Volume One by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Title: Dark Screams: Volume One Dark Screams1

Edited by: Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Publisher: Hydra – Random House Publishing

Published: December 9th, 2014

Rating: 4/5

This is, fairly obviously, the first volume in the Dark Screams series. It contains five diverse, dark, short stories by Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell. They range from pure horror to psychological thriller to just plain creepy! As with most collections of stories by different authors the appeal of the stories varies but overall I believe the collection worthy of the 4 stars I’ve given it. Whilst I’ve read other works by some of these authors, this collection introduced me to others who I’ll look out for in future. No two stories in the collection are alike making this an anthology in which you’re not quite sure what you’ll be reading next!

A great collection to have you screaming, even if only figuratively! I’ll be watching out for future volumes in this series.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

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