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In response to our worldwide call, we received a total of 824 horror short story submissions for this book – adding up to a staggering total of over three million words. But we read them all, selecting only the best of the best stories to include in this book. That is why when we say this book is something special, we mean it – and that when we say it contains the best in ...more
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Corona Books UK
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Irene
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Within these pages, you will find ghostly apparitions, sinister secrets, grisly murders, gruesome hobbies, and debilitating loss. All of the authors are new to me, and although every story may not have been my cup of tea, each brings something unique to the table.
This was an eclectic mix of tales that ranged from dark humor, to the more heart pounding horror and everything in between. My favorites in this anthology were "Suds and Monsters" by Christopher Stanley which is a timeless darkly
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Aina
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a superb anthology featuring a wide range of horror including psychological, blood and gore, hauntings, and unknown terrors. The authors included are diverse and provide a variety of stories. I liked that each story is not too long but perfectly encapsulated in a few short pages. I don’t often read anthologies as I find them difficult to digest because of the different levels of writing and storytelling. But here there is not a single dud, and the writing is outstanding throughout. ...more
Jo Gilmour
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok. So, I haven't actually read this yet but I'm one of the Authors!

I've been a member of goodreads for god knows how many years and to see my name listed as a contributing Author is absolutely mindblowing so I think that shamelessly giving this book is perfectly acceptable actually.

Seriously though, it's going to be amazing, so buy it!
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Sue Bentley
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
OK call me slightly biased because I have a short story, entitled Old God's, included in this book. But it's the other 18 stories from fellow contributors which has spurred me on to rate it a five star read. The stories are varied, all offer chills. Some of them offer more than a wince or two - in a really good - or maybe that should be a horrible - way. This is the third (the clue's in the title!) in this series of unpleasant offerings.
Take your pick and read a story that takes your fancy or
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Oliver Clarke
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Menion
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fiction
Absolutely ferocious! Definitely the best collection I've read in a long time. It blows away last year's Stoker award winner for anthologies, 'The Devil and the Deep.' This is psychological horror, it isn't just a bunch of short, blood and guts stories. Kudos to the authors on this one, they hit it out of the park. Sorry for not providing a more in depth review, but I already reviewed it elsewhere and I hate re-writing stuff. Just go buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Gloria
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I particularly liked the story 'Curious, If Anything' - about a man finding the ghost of a corpse in his bath (a la the Shining) and instead of being scared, he's curious to find out who it is. An unusual take on a usual trope.

The perspectives of this collection are unique, they take familiar tales and look at them from an angle not expected, interesting point of views and an array of material from ghosts to curses to AI. Would
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Florence Iapicca
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best anthology I've read in a long time!

I love short story collections, especially in the area of horror. This was a fabulously entertaining collection. Well written and thought provoking. Now I have to get the first and second Corona Books of Horror AND their ghost stories!
Rita
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Liked the story by Sue Bentley. Good collection.
Tricia Lowther
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another slightly biased author review :) I did really enjoy the stories in this book though.
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