Behind Dark Doors
These tales will delight fans of the horror short story with their ingenius twists and wicked irony. Brought to you by the international best-selling author readers have named the new Stephen King.
Enter strange worlds and meet their unusual and sometimes terrifyin
A piece, he thought. He wished he could have done just a piece of marriage, instead of the whole lot. They never ask you that during the wedding ceremony. 'How much do you think you can do? Five years? Twenty? Fifty? After fifty we'll come and get you out, George.' No, they do not. They say 'until the day you die.' And that is that.
Do Us Part
I Hate Emma Carter
It's In The Genes
The War Veteran
Each story starts with a brief description before the read then after the story is over you have a few words from Susan about how the story came about in her mind, what she was thinking and what made her write that particular story. I really enjoyed reading ...more
It's a mix of mystery / suspense / horror. For each story is a narration by ...more
Do us part Except for wondering why the man is always the one "shackled down" and (feeling) trapped in a (long) marriage while the woman is perfectly content, this was a great little twist short.
Hell's kitchen Great echo of Bachmans Running Man and Long Walk.
Mitigating circumstances My favorite- a story about feeling treated really unfairly. The back story for this one is almost as goo ...more
This is a collection of 6 short stories. It's a mix of mystery / suspense / horror. For each story is a narration by the author, explaining what was going through her head when she wrote these ... and these stories are as fascinating as the fiction.
DO US PART .. When you've been married forever to the same person, the news media always wants to know your secret. This i ...more
This is a very interesting collection of short stories. They were very different from what i imagined them to be, judging from the title i mean.
I enjoyed each of the 6 stories, but the one i really liked is "The war Veteran", a very touching story.
I also liked the fact that the author explained, after each story, how she got the idea to it. This was very interesting. ...more
I HATE EMMA CARTER was my favourite, but all are great. The shortness of most stories makes reading on the go real easy.
I grew up on a diet of short stories. I fondly remember gobbling up every anthology I could get my hands on of H.P. Lovecraft, Van Vogt, Poe, Bradbury etc. I loved horror, the supernatural and sci-fi - anything with an ending that would fire up your imagination or give you goosebumps.
It’s been years since I’ve read anything new in this sub-genre so I jumped at the chance to review Susan May’s collection. Behind Dark Doors brought all those guilty pleasures flooding ...more
(Full disclosure: I received a free electronic copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Member Giveaways program.)
Susan May's Behind Dark Doors is a collection of six short (most of them very short!) stories of suspense and horror:
"Hell's Kitchen" - Game show contestant Gordon (named after Gordon Ramsey, natch) isn't just competing for his own cooking show - but for his very life. (Hint: You don't want to know what's in the beef bourguignon.)
This is a collection of six short stories. All but the last were very short (as in just a few pag ...more
In my teenage years, I loved reading the Point Horror stories that everyone was into at the time. I came across a collection called 13, which was 13 short Point horror stories. This is the adult version....
Behind Dark Doors is six short stories, most containing Susan's delightfully dark humour! the last story, The War Veteran gave me shivers at the very last line.
In the foreword, Susan says she had to think about when to join the story and when to leave it, leaving the end ...more
This is a great book with 6 stories that are all so different and yet so interesting all at the same time. Each story will draw you in and keep you guessing from start to finish. They all remind me of a Twilight Zone episode and I could just imagine watching them.
I would suggest to anyone that is a Ste ...more
Also, reading the "imagination vault" for each story is as much fun as the stories. Susan May's writing style is fabulous and her imagination is definitely one of a kind.
Never once have I been disappointed by a book written by Susan. If you have not had the pleasure of reading her books I highly recommend all of them.
Excellent job! New favorite author! Move over Stephen King! A fun but scary read. On to the next book in the series! Can't wait!
I was four when I decided I would be a writer, packed a bag, and marched down the road looking for a school. But for forty-six years, I suffered from life-gets-in-the-way-osis. Setting a goal to write just one page a day cured me in 2010. This discipline grew into an addictive habit that ...more