About the book:
Quirk Books // Oct 2013
They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong.
This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse.
This was a great quick read for me. It isn't your typical book of short stories. The difference here is that they are all true. Not only are they all true, but they are all sufficiently creepy. The stories collected in this book made me think twice about assuming anything about my seemingly sweet neighbors. I felt myself looking over my shoulder and thinking about how some of these things could certainly be happening in my neighborhood. Out of all these twisted true tales, I enjoyed the stories about the twisted and crazy people out there. Maybe that makes me twisted and crazy too, but I found it interesting to think about what makes people tick.
I breezed over most of the supernatural tales in this collection. They didn't seem as interesting or engaging, but it was cool to think about how these stories of haunted homes and supernatural sightings were reportedly real.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a fun little read and it was interesting. I would definitely recommend this to readers looking for a good short story collection and an insight into human nature. Sam Stall pulls the curtain back on suburbia and shows us its true hidden nature.
About the author:
Sam Stall lives with his wife, Jami, in the quintessentially Middle American town of Indianapolis, Indiana. Their home sits on quiet, tree-lined Primrose Avenue, part of a beautiful suburban area where nothing bad ever happens (except the tragic events described on pages 16, 178, and 216)
write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow
FTC: I received an egalley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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