Author: Augie Peterson
Publication Date: October 29th, 2017
Provider: Augie Peterson
Eight different stories, eight different characters, eight different mysterious fates. In Night Vision, readers will find themselves in the middle of various situations that are quite eerie and sinister. Each of the eight stories unfold an uncomfortable predicament that can lead to detrimental outcomes, revenge, and untimely deaths.
Normally, horror stories are not what I am in search for during a late night Barnes and Noble run, or a search bar rampage on Goodreads. However, I am trying to expand my reading genres, so I was excited to give this book a try.
I have to admit, Night Vision: A Collection of Short Horror Stories, was definitely a page-turner. Not to sound too cheesy, but each story had me on the edge of my seat. I always wanted to know what was going to happen next.
If you decide to read this book, I do not think that you will have an issue with a lack of creativity. I found each story to be unique. Even though the stories were short, I grew fond of a lot of the characters (Especially Jonas, in Boy, Removed, and Milo, in Confessions of a Gravedigger 🙁)
Personally, I would not classify these short stories as horror stories. The eight stories projected more of a suspense and/or mystery vibe than horror. Personally, I preferred the authors the suspense method as opposed to pure horror. Furthermore, the stories created enough of an eerie, tension-filled suspension that should satisfy most who read this book.
Without providing any spoilers, my top three favorite short stories out of the eight, were Did You Say Something?, Mr. Dempsey, and Boy, Removed. I felt that they had the best plot development, while also keeping me intrigued and in a state of constant anticipation.
My biggest critiques for this book, would be grammatical errors, and not enough plot development for some of the stories. There were not too many grammatical errors, but the errors that were in the book were noticeable, and a tad distracting. In regards to my plot development critique, I just feel that some of the short stories seemed a tad rushed, and could have expanded on the facts a little more. For example, I really enjoyed the short story, Suddenly, the Telephone Rang, but I felt like the ending sort of happened without any kind of decent explanation.
Overall, I would give this book a 3.8 to a 4 out of 5 stars.
All of the short stories contain very unique, interesting topics. If some of the stories were developed a little better, this book could easily be a 4 to a 4.5. The book provides a quick read with a ton of intriguing stories. I would love if the author would make full novels out of some of the short stories. A lot of them definitely have potential to be expanded upon, and I would love to know what happens to some of these characters.
If you are looking for a quick read that will provide suspenseful, creative entertainment, I highly recommend checking out Night Vision: A Collection of Short Horror Stories.
P.S. Make sure to follow Augie Peterson on her twitter account and stay updated on her journey! She is an indie writer who is definitely going places!
Until the Next Chapter,
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