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Breakthrough indie horror author J. A. Crook delivers an immensely terrifying anthology in his first worldwide e-Book release, Amid the Recesses: A Short Story Collection of Fear. In the haunting collection, Crook will make you dread being in darkness after the tale, "Black and White," invite you to witness the very core of madness in the Lovecraftian "Memoirs of Jacob Bri ...more
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published June 4th 2012
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Rebecca
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
J.A Crook is a rare gem in today’s horror world. Amid the Recesses is a short story collection, but I implore you, do not do what is always tempting with those types of books. I know how tempting it is to skip through and look for the stories that catch your eye, don’t do it, these stories bend around and link together so well it’s actually really nice to read.

I began the book noting down favorite stories along the way so that I could decide on two and suggest them. As I read further through the
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Janet
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I came to this book with a little gentle persuasion (they know who they are!!), and I've got to say I'm glad I did. More than glad. This book is a gem of a book. An anthology that after a couple of stories in reminded me of a tv programme back in the late 70's, 80's called Tales of the Unexpected here in the UK. Early episodes were based on works by Roald Dahl and this book is very reminiscent of that. A popular prgramme that was sometimes genuinely scary and remembered and discussed by people o ...more
A.R.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it liked it
There were brief moments where certain tales bordered on creepy, but most didn't work for me or were anticlimactic.
Emmy
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where was this hidden at Halloween??

Creepy, clever, imaginative, and spine tingling! Thank goddess for the candles and Christmas lights of the season!

Would be perfect for campfire stories or any moments you need a quick thrill.

Each stories ends, leaving a tad bit to your own imagination, which enhances the terror and nods to iconic horror storytelling.
Glynis
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was introduced to this book by the author on Twitter and as it sounded interesting and I am a big fan of well written horror I decided to give it a go. I was very pleasantly surprised to be reading story after story in rapid succession. it was that good. I especially enjoyed the one about Binky and the little girl. It was scary but very clever.
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J. A. Crook is an independent American author from Lubbock, Texas. He has written and independently published two horror anthologies and has been featured in various literary publications. His short literary fiction examines the human condition with Southern Gothic influence. His inspirations include Carson McCullers, Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, and Flannery O'Connor. His writing is dark and in ...more