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I SEE DEAD PEOPLE!
That’s what Eli Gehring wants to tell his wife every time she asks him, “what the hell is wrong with you?” But, of course, he can’t do that. There’s no way she would understand him, no one would. How could they? He’s already lived with his horrible curse for most of his life, and if he could just get his meds then maybe he could fix everything—he could save his marriage and keep his daughter in his life.
But medication costs money, and money requires a job. Desperate times call for desperate measures and Eli decides to accept a potentially dangerous job with the renowned Doctor Lennard Deittman. Five thousand dollars is five thousand dollars, after all. And besides, what’s the worst that can happen in a haunted asylum filled with researchers and psychics?
Brilliant! Shah Wharton is a brilliant writer ... masterful use of language to instill a sense of foreboding in the reader is on par with horror legends such as King and Koontz ... Shah Wharton is worthy of being recognized as a fantastic voice in the horror genre.
Stephen King meets M Knight Shyamalan: If you’re a fan of the Walking Dead, you’ll definitely love “A Slow Burn” and “The Dead Party”. These are not your average zombie stories, and I really enjoyed the twist endings—especially in “A Slow Burn”... “Rosa and Bella’s Journal of Decline”... issues of mental health and mental illness are explored here, and the author does a fantastic job of telling the story. If you’re a fan of horror, you need to read “Dread: A Horror Collection”. You will not be disappointed.
A great trio of horror: The first story, A Slow Burn, deals with Bernie who finds herself awakening under a bed with dead partygoers all around her. The second story, Rosa & Bella’s Journal of Decline, deals with a mother trying to raise her baby during what seems to be a nuclear apocalypse. The final story, The Dead Party, deals with the dead coming back to life….in order to seize control of the U.K. parliament. Now what makes each story unique is the shift in both tone and style.
Author Shah Wharton has crafted a story that not only captures your imagination, but forces it into a windowless van and blindfolds it. You just have to go along for the ride...If books were music, “A Slow Burn” would be rock n’ roll. A modern day zombie book with a take no prisoners attitude and all the scares you can want. It’s a good thing when you can SEE what you’re reading playing out in your mind like a movie. And that’s what I found with “A Slow Burn.