Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last Request: A Victorian Gothic (REVIEW)

Last Request: A Victorian Gothic

Author: Jeff Chapman
Category: Horror, Novelette, Historical Fiction, Short, Gothic, Thriller
Suitable for: Teens and up.
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle copy from the author
Pages: 42

Description: Silas had an extreme case of claustrophobia so naturally he was terrified of being buried alive. In his Will his Last Request was to be beheaded. Will his loving niece be up for the gruesome job? What horrors will she discover in his tomb?   

In Short: A wonderful horror short novelette that will chill you to your bones and leave you on the edge of your seat until it's satisfying conclusion. Anyone who likes a good scary story should grab this book!   

Pros: This book is incredibly well written. It is set in Victorian England and not only is the setting realistic but the language of the book is perfect for this period. It is very descriptive, Jeff Chapman has done a wonderful job surrounding you in this world so that you feel the full effect of this chilling story. It is a wonderful length. It is longer than your typical short story, so you see a lot of unique characters with detailed personalities and there are plenty of exciting plot twists to keep you guessing. I was completely glued from the start. It is just the right amount of scary and gore, nothing too overwhelming, but enough to make you feel the thrilling tension of the plot. The ending was awesome. I honestly had no idea how the story was going to turn out as I was reading it and my predictions for the end were totally wrong.

Cons: I have no issues with this book.

Parent's Guide: Some gore and horror relating to beheading and claustrophobia that may be disturbing to some readers. No swearing, no sexual content.

I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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