Shah Wharton has been a freelancer since 2012, providing ghost writing, coaching and ghost editing services. She writes short horror fiction and poetry and blogs about her life, writing, spec-fic and horror fiction.A psychology graduate (1999), she previously worked in industries as dissimilar … Read More
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.