Short, Sweet, and Snappy Review:
Title: Skeleton Key
Author: C.P. Bialois
What I liked: Bait’s A Bitin’
What I didn’t like: A couple of the shorts weren’t to my taste
Recommended Read: Yes
Rating: 5 stars
From the imagination of CP Bialois, author of Call of Poseidon and the Sword and the Flame series, comes a collection of short stories filled horror and suspense. Nothing is as it seems in the world around us. Join us as we step through the doorway and into the unseen workings of our world. With each story, Skeleton Key will warm your heart with a brother’s love, break it with the ultimate betrayal, and bring the shadows around you to life.
Keep telling yourself it’s only a book, and maybe that sound you heard will be just a tree limb scratching against the window. Be sure to read the paper in the morning, as it may save your life. And never, go into a room without something to defend yourself with. Most important of all, relax and have fun.
If you’re after something to fill your shiny new ereader and a good few hours of your time, then I would highly recommend Skeleton Key by CP Bialois.
That is, of course, if you like anything in the horror genre.
Skeleton Key is a selection of short horror stories that explores a number of different facets from accidental deaths to the supernatural. But one of these stories stood out above the rest of me. And that was Bait’s A Bitin’.
The story of a young boy going out to try and impress his brother. This story stuck with me and moved me enough that I had to stop reading. That doesn’t happen often. I read horror for the fun of it, and came away from Paranormal Activity acclaiming it a brilliant comedy. So it takes a lot to shake me when it comes to horror. Bait’s A Bitin’ drew me in with curiosity, lulled me into a sense of security, and then blew everything up, leaving me stunned and raw.
So for that one story, this is a book well worth buying. However, the stories don’t stop there. Skeleton Key is full to the brim of horror stories that will leave you wanting more. You’re not going to like all of them equally, and there were a couple that didn’t tickle my fancy at all, but that didn’t diminish the overall enjoyment. And though there were a couple of recurring grammatical issues, they were not obvious and did not distract from the stories.
So if you’re after a variety of horror to keep you up at night and make you think, then Skeleton Key is worth the read, and at under $2 not only is it a bargain, but it’s an absolute steal. Click the picture above to go to Amazon and get the book.