Thursday, October 30, 2014

Want Some Chills?

bookcover of THE BOY IN THE CEMETERY by Sebastian Gregory

Author: Sebastian Gregory
Published: October 29th, 2014 by Carina

Carrie Anne and her family are on the run. Hiding dark secrets and an even darker shame, they move to a new town where she's told by her parents - act normal. But nothing is normal in her live.  She looks for comfort in the cemetery behind her house.  But secrets don't hide in the shadows for long.  Something else is in that cemetery…and it's been waiting for someone like her.


With The Boy in the Cemetery, Sebastian Gregory proves that he isn't just a one trick pony.  This book is creepy, macabre, and heartbreaking.

Like his very successful The Asylum for Fairy-Tale Creatures, The Boy in the Cemetery has a very fable like quality to it.  But the issues the story deals with are anything but fairy tales.  The sub-plot is disturbing, heartrending, and all too real.  And Gregory proves he has the chops to deal with it.

The story is violent and gruesome, but stops short of being terribly graphic  - a good thing as the atmosphere is eerie enough as it is.

And though it's a short work, the characterization is spot on.  Your heart bleeds for Carrie Anne, even as you are horrified by what happens.

This is a macabrely beautiful work and well worth the read.  

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