At the Cemetery Gates: Year One
by John Brhel and Joseph Sullivan
A young woman sees an approaching figure in her time-lapse photo project. A small town’s strange illness seems to stem from the local cemetery. Two boys make a grim discovery about death and decay when they sneak into a funeral parlor. AT THE CEMETERY GATES: YEAR ONE is an entertaining and eerie short story collection for fans of the strange, macabre, and supernatural.
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Rating: 4 stars
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*
At The Cemetery Gates: Year One is a collection of short stories. I love reading horror shorts and this collection did not disappoint. They are very well-written and each very different with their own twists and chills.
It was hard for me to pick favourites as I enjoyed reading them all so much but stand-out ones for me were:
A Dark and Desolate Reoccurrence – seeking shelter from a deadly snowstorm, husband and wife Teddy and Margo inadvertently stumble upon a haunted cabin. Trapped until the storm is over they soon realise that surviving the night is the least of their worries.
A Tale of Palpable Violence – a couple on an isolated road are disturbed by reports of killers on the loose, but their fears are not what you might expect!
An Epistle from the Dead – grieving wife Regina discovers a diary written by her late-husband. Giving into temptation she reads it and learns more about him than perhaps she wanted to know. I don’t want to say too much about this one and risk giving away the brilliant twist at the end!
At the Cemetery Gates: Year One is a dark, quick read that I recommend horror lovers checking out!
One thought on “Review: At the Cemetery Gates: Year One by John Brhel and Joseph Sullivan”
I don’t usually enjoy short stories except in the horror genre. There’s something about scary stuff that just works in short fiction. This collection sounds good!