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Haunting and evocative short stories combine into a fascinating novel

  • Nov 5, 2012
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Recollections of memorable local events submitted to a newspaper contest fill this book, or so the story goes. But these weird tales from the Uncanny Valley have a low-key mystery flavored with sudden shocks that's truly uncanny, from the perfect recreation of a less than perfect wedding to the horror of something unseen going bump in the night. The voices of different narrators/writers, and their ages and occupations, add a hauntingly down-to-earth touch that'll leave readers listening, watching and waiting as pages turn, and staring nervously through the window.

I would try to tell you my favorite from this collection, but that's like trying to choose a favorite friend. Just read `em. Pick your own and enjoy the mystery of thoroughly old-fashioned scares in a nearby world without the glamor, bling and romance of modern movies' weaker fare. May the "thin place[s]" keep you on your toes if you visit Uncanny Valley, and may these cool stories and scary pictures entertain you as you plan your trip.

Disclosure: I got this ebook free. Lucky me! I love it.

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Sheila Deeth's first novel, Divide by Zero, has just been released in print and ebook formats. Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, etc. Her spiritual speculative novellas can be found at … more
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