A young wife and mother—new to this town and to its secrets—learns just how much she doesn’t know in this tingly tale of all the things hiding in the dark at the top of the stairs, from bestselling author Brandi Reeds.
While renovating her Victorian home, Ana Clementine finds an ornate door buried under forty years of earth. Once she restores it to the attic, she starts hea...more
Oak Avenue is the final story in the Amazon/Audible Dark Corners Collection....an anthology of seven darkly emotional ...more
Also, I am just not a fan of children and the baby was way too prominent in this. She wasn't REALLY necessary to the story except in one part (view spoiler)[ (when the door falls ...more
-Ok, so the ending of this really stayed with me and I figured out what actually makes this story scary. (view spoiler)[ What makes this story scary isn't that there's ghosts in this woman's house, it's the fact that the town is willing to ignore the danger she's in to uphold her husband's beloved image. The town literally buries the problem (the door Churchill locked his family behind) to be forgotten once again. The willing b ...more
Oh my goodness, what a great idea ...from the 7 books the ones I did enjoy the best were "The Sleep Tight Motel" 1st & "Hannah-Beast" 2nd, if you know anything about Beth... I love mysteries ...but I don't really enjoy the scary parts. I love parts of Halloween. but the happy scary part. I think my understanding of these stories were meant to be short and quick ... maybe to get you hooked to read more from the author of you so desire?!
I have been taking advantage of the Amazon Prime offerings and came across this book. I had previously read Trespassing by this author and enjoyed it. Although a short read, I found Oak Avenue to be well written and kept me reading. I can't help but wonder if there is more of this story to come. All in all, glad I took the time to read this one.
This book could have definitely been longer. A lot is unexplained and I truly feel sorry for Anna and her baby. The husband was a jerk and it seemed like the whole town was hiding a secret that was never shared with the reader. The ending really did not complete the story and it felt like a cliffhanger.
I spotted a review for this book on Twitter, and I was immediately intrigued by the book. I am always on the look-out for new horror books, especially if they are about haunted houses!
This one is just a short story, but the author sure did their best on writing it and completing the story in just those pages (though there was an ending, oh my).
This one is about a girl who has moved in to a giant ass home and plannin ...more
Before this one, out of the seven stories, I'd only liked two: The Sleep Tight Motel and Hannah-Beast. The other four weren't that great, and certainly weren't the kind of dark I was expecting.
Anyway, let's talk about this one.
Ana Clementine, her husband (Edison) and daughter (Sabrina) have moved back to Edison's hometown. The couple purchased a Victorian house ...more
Remember when Monty Python released their "Contractual Obligation" Album back in 1980? No? Well, it was nearly 40 years ago, so hear with me. No one in Python really wanted to do another record, but they were required to do so under a contract with Chrysalis Records. "Oak Avenue" feels like it was something Ms. Reeds was either required to do or was something she promised to do and then forgot about until a day before the due date. While Monty Python's release was brilliant ...more
I found part of this story depressing and hard to read. Ana’s alone in this new town, no one likes her except for a man it’ll ruin her reputation to be seen with, her in-laws have no interest in her, and even the guy digging up the dead trees on the property insists he’ll only take direction from her husband. R ...more
Oak Avenue is definitely the best story in the Dark Corners collection. Took me a minute to get into it, but once I did I was fully on board. I pictured this in my mind like one of those classic haunted house movies like The Uninvited. Ana is a newbie in a small close knit community where everybody looks at her strangely and refers to her as Eddie’s wife. She’s alone with a baby and strange stuff is happening in her house, it’s the perfect recipe for a chilling read. I thought the ...more