Taking you from the frosty fens of Cambridgeshire, to the snow-covered grounds of a country estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to cold, dark nights– GoodReads
**IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT BRIDGET COLLINS IS A TERF. I DID NOT KNOW THIS AT TIME OF PURCHASE OR READING. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHILE CONSIDERING THIS BOOK.**
Nine spooky tales done in the true spirit of spooky: Victorian. Now these are not all Victorian settings but it’s the essence, the style of what I consider when I think of some of my favorite creepy tales they’re mostly from that era.
All the authors have such significantly unique tales and terrified and thrilled in nine very different ways. I adored almost every tale except the first one, that fell a little flat for me though it was a super neat concept I felt it maybe should have been saved for later because it gives off a wrong impression for the rest of the book.
Hands down the creepiest tales for me were; The Eel Singers, Confinement and Monster.
There are ghosts, the supernatural, monsters, curses, and everything creepy to curl up with on a long winter’s night. I can never do long reviews for anthologies I just can’t summarize my reviews that well, basically, some great stories, I didn’t like the first one and the others could be not for you depending on what sort of level and angle of creepy and paranormal you enjoy.
5/5 Cups of Coffee from me. But, I don’t think I would recommend this book. I would say if you got a chance to read it at the library if the desire to read it is conflicted and skip the first story.
**I have been out of the loop for about a year on keeping up with news and I don’t go on twitter anymore so if it hadn’t been for some awesome reviewers on GoodReads I would not have known at all before writing this. Funnily enough Collins is the first story that I really didn’t enjoy.**