Published by Amazon Digital Services on April 25, 2017
Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Thriller
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Horror is most chillingly served by those who KNOW you.
A psychological horror collection to turn your mind inside out.
The YA-Horror awarding winning author John Hennessy offers a spine-tingling compilation of short stories created solely to keep a reader up late at night.
From the creator of the Dark Winter trilogy, A Tale of Vampires and the award winning psychological horror series Haunted Minds comes a new and terrifying short story collection.
John Hennessy is in terrifying top form in these short stories, taking readers down a seemingly gentle start in the opening titular story '11:47'.
A simple lift turns macabre when it opens its doors, never mind closing them. A joyride becomes a ride in terror in 'Ghost Train', along with three more stories that will keep you awake until daybreak. Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror, psychological twists and turns with shocking revelations that could only come from the creator of the award winning Haunted Minds series.
11:47 (Small Slices of Horror Vol 1), by John Hennessy, is a collection of six of his short stories. As in any collection, there were some stories that I thought were great, and others that just didn’t work as well for me.
My personal favorites included the title story “11:47”, “The Lift”, “Just an Illusion”, and “Ghost Train”.
–“11:47”: When Louise gets a call–with nobody on the other end of the line–at 11:47 pm, the frights have just begun. Unhappy in her marriage and with her role as a mother, anxiety is always present within her. “. . . Somebody definitely dies when two become one . . .”
–“The Lift”: A young girl must take on the role of caregiver at an unfairly early age after the untimely death of her mother. “. . . Your mother is involved in a negative ongoing situation.” . . . “You mean . . . she’s dead?”
–“Just an Illusion”: A surreal magic show where the magician shows a select few the concept of reality veers illusion.
–“Ghost Train”: This one could be seen as a cautionary tale about how you view your dates, but I prefer to think of it as a “special” journey on an unusual carnival ride, that shows just who you really are, inside.
In a collection of only six tales, having four that especially struck me as really good is a great collection, in my mind. Though it could have benefitted from additional editing, the overall contents are worth the purchase price.