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Diaphanous

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They seemed to have the perfect family until Mitch disappeared. The police think he abandoned his family, Loretta and Mitch's brother, Ted, think something terrible happened to him. Ted begins to dig into his brother's disappearance and the deeper he goes, the more sinister the mystery becomes. What they discover is something even beyond their wildest imagination...We are ...more
Paperback, First, 91 pages
Published 2011
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Nick Cato
Jun 01, 2011 Nick Cato rated it really liked it
What seems like a missing persons tale quickly develops into an old-school creature feature in this nifty collaboration. I always have a hard time reviewing these short tales without giving too much away, but suffice it to say the sense of impending doom the authors create between the worried characters creates a tension that'll have you buzzing through this in no time.

It's no easy task to pull off a monster story without a little bit of camp creeping in, but Booth and Riley have done it...and i
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Glen Krisch
Jun 28, 2012 Glen Krisch rated it it was amazing
Great monster bug horror page-turner. My only questions is, when is the sequel coming out?
Vicki
May 24, 2012 Vicki rated it liked it
This book was very generously given to me as an "extra" when I won The Flesh of Fallen Angels" on Goodreads.

This is the kind of story that, if it were a movie, I wouldn't be able to watch! I have to give the authors credit for creeping me out with the graphic details of this horror "flick." If your genre is horror, and you love Alfred Hitchcock (for those who remember him), you will love this novella.

At the end of the book there is a tease to a new book they have coming out (or possibly is now
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John Grover
Aug 11, 2011 John Grover rated it it was amazing
A Horror hit!

Diaphanous is a novella full of suspense and dread. It lures you in and traps you in a web of horror. Roy Booth and R. Thomas Riley spin a tale with a retro vibe of 60's sci-fi/horror. Who didn't grow up loving those movies? The writing is tight and the pace just right. I enjoyed reading their collaboration of creature horror.
Trax
Feb 20, 2013 Trax rated it really liked it
A mysterious disappearance leads to an even more mysterious revelation. I liked it. In the beginning I wondered where it was going, which is good...then (spoiler alert) things started getting a bit entomological in an arachnid type fashion, which is even better. Unless you are tasked with the removal of such creatures.
Brian Woods
Jun 06, 2011 Brian Woods rated it it was amazing
I started reading this story and thought to myself, no big deal. After about 10 pages in, I was intrigued to see what happens next. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, it twisted toward something else. If you want an "Edge of Your Seat" read, this is it!
Jennifer Woodford
Apr 28, 2012 Jennifer Woodford rated it really liked it
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A retro-style horror novella, twisted and creepy. Great campfire read.
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