An exciting entry into the world of modern day cosmic horror, with a nod to the classics, some gore, some possession, and some psychological horror as well; BLACKWOOD ESTATES! What’s not to like?
Phil Nada is now a single father with an autistic son. He’s a writer, which allows him to work from home with the help of an aide to care for his boy. Benny, Phil’s dog, helps keep them all safe, or so he thinks. One day while Scotty is in the aide’s care, Phil takes Benny for a walk and shortly afterward, things will never be the same again. Will Phil, his son and Benny survive? You’ll have to read this to find out!
I’m new to William Holloway’s work, but based on this book, I will gladly try out more in the future. I found myself engulfed in this tale right from the start. Being novella length it flew by quickly, and it was so filled with tension, I did not want to put it down. Phil, Scotty and even Benny the dog, are characters you can definitely root for, so when all of them are in peril you just have to find out what happens next! (BLACKWOOD ESTATES was the reason for a few overly long breaks, sorry boss!)
It’s gory, it’s scary, it’s somewhat realistic, there are spiders, cannibal kids, madmen and chaos. As that old song goes, “Who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood?….” Though in this case, it’s probably best you stay home and lock all your doors and windows. In this neighborhood, neighbors can be deadly!
Thank you to the author for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.