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A businessman staying in a Scottish manor makes the mistake of deciding to spend the evening in the library. A group of unpopular teenage girls uses witchcraft to pursue their aims. A rich banking tycoon has forgotten his university days when he and his friends dared to imagine a world ruled by social justice and working class ideals. The estranged family of a deceased ari ...more
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Published 2012 by Cameron Trost
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Sharon
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I have not read many short stories in my reading life, I can only recall every reading one collection of short stories before this was gifted to me for review. I have heard from a few people that short stories are a tease that leave you wanting more. I have to say that this is not the case with this collection of short stories. Each one is written with a clear purpose, to pull you in, tell you a story then leave you with your thoughts about it after it has finis
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Feb 17, 2016 Gene Flynn rated it really liked it
There were some terrific ideas in this collection of dark short stories. The writing was well-paced and drew me in quickly, resolving quickly; making for nice, bite-sized tales that could be consumed in one sitting.
At times the writing was a little uneven, with some 'telling' and characterisation that could have been stronger but overall this was an easy read with some stand out stories. Some of my favourites include 'Kangaroo Point', 'The Lakeside Disappearance' and 'The Mortenson Estate'. The
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Jun 02, 2013 Lindsey Goddard rated it really liked it
Cameron Trost understands the most important thing about writing, something that is often forgotten by rising authors as they struggle to perfect technique and style. The bottom line is: A story should make the reader want to keep reading. It should entice them. The ending should be a tasty morsel of meat dangled before a hungry predator who wants nothing more than to devour it. Why the intense metaphor, you ask? Because that is what stood out about Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales. ...more
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Cameron Trost concocts tales that mix a strong dose of mystery with a hint of familiarity and dares you, Dear Reader, to drink deeply of his strange brew.

The characters who roam his tales of mystery and suspense include a botanist whose love for his rare plants is deep-rooted, a businessman who finds himself in the library of a stately Scottish manor, and an English couple on 'honeymoon' in a remo
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