More Intense Than I Expected!
The official synopsis tells you that the story is about Courtney and her friends accidentally unleashing the vengeful Old Ma Lacey, the last woman in the area to be tried and burned as a witch. It mentions she is bringing her babies with her.
But, there is more to it than that.
After reading the synopsis on Amazon, I expected this to be a light, fun little bloody read like the short version of a nice B-rated horror movie. That was what I wanted. I was sad and needed something to distract me.
Well, it certainly distracted me!
Unexpectedly, the characters are well done and very engaging, as is the story. The plot was much more fleshed out than expected, devoid of the expected tongue-in-cheek. The legend to support the plot is well presented and thought out. It keeps with historic tales, is personalized to the story, but does not go overboard. The ending, while abrupt, was well done.
This story is both entertaining and exhausting from the action and tension.
5 stars across the board. This is a great book.
Print length: 141 pages
Publication Date: November 15, 2015
Get it on Amazon: Ankle Biters
About the Author: Matthew Cash
Matthew Cash, or Matty-Bob Cash as he is known to most,was born and raised in in Suffolk; which is the setting for his full length novel Pinprick. He has always written stories since he first learnt to write and most, although not all, tend to slip into the many layered murky depths of the Horror genre. His influences ranged from when he first started reading to Present day are, to name but a small select few; Roald Dahl, James Herbert, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Stephen Laws, and more recently he enjoys and has what he refers to as a ‘major book-on’ for Adam Nevill, F.R Tallis, Michael Bray, William Meikle and Iain Rob Wright (who featured Matty-Bob in his famous A-Z of Horror title M is For Matty-Bob, plus Matthew wrote his own version of events which was included as a bonus).
He is a father of two and a husband of one, he’d happily have more but he doesn’t think his wife would be too happy.