Book Review – The Gathering Dark

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m bringing you my review of The Gathering Dark, a horror anthology.

A cemetery full of the restless dead. A town so wicked it has already burned twice, with the breath of the third fire looming. A rural, isolated bridge with a terrifying monster waiting for the completion of its summoning ritual. A lake that allows the drowned to return, though they have been changed by the claws of death. These are the shadowed, liminal spaces where the curses and monsters lurk, refusing to be forgotten.

Hauntings, and a variety of horrifying secrets, lurk in the places we once called home. Written by New York Times bestselling, and other critically acclaimed, authors these stories shed a harsh light on the scariest tales we grew up with.

I was so excited for this anthology. I’ve been trying to track down a copy for what feels like forever, and when I found this one, I was delighted. Sometimes when you build a book up like that, it can be a massive let down. This one, however, really wasn’t.

Each of the individual stories takes a spin on folk horror, warping it into something scary, spooky, and supernatural. They all take a different approach to tackling horror, and it makes for really interesting reading, with such a collection of authors, seeing what has made their idea of horror tick over onto the page.

A few of the stories wiggled their way into my mind enough for them to still be there even now, a week after finishing the book. Mirrors seem more scary, I’ll be keeping an eye out when I cross bridges, and I will not be going anywhere near lakes at night! The perfect story collection for people who love to be scared just the right amount.

Thanks for stopping by for this review today. I’ll be back again soon with a selection of different posts. You can follow my blog to make sure you never miss a post with one little click at the bottom of the page. Hope to see you again soon!


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