Each Monday will bring a different horror… to help you cope with the horror that is Monday with the horrors that are in the fantasy world.
Horror for Today: Ghosts or Demons?!
In 1997 Isabel Quirke sits down to write a letter to her sister. A letter she never intends to send. Within the pages of that letter she describes the frightening events that lead up to the disintegration of their relationship.
Susan Quirke, before she became Susan Hades–mother of Mary–goes through a transformation so extreme it changes her forever. Her younger sister Isabel can only watch.
This short story can be read as a companion to the Mary Hades series.
This is about Mary’s mother and her sister. I went back after reading the last book and found TWO novellas and was so excited because I cannot get enough of this series. This is one of the novellas and is filled with as much creepiness and maybe even a bit more horror than the books!
In this Isabel is writing to her sister to explain that even after all of these quite horrifying events, she does not hold any ill will. I was curious how the book was going to progress as just a letter but progress it did! It moved quite fast and I was able to understand both stories even though this is clearly a first person view.
This clears up quite a bit for the last book and explains just why Mary’s mother, Susan, is so straight laced. It’s only 41 pages but someone Sarah Dalton was able to pack them full of horror! The only question I still have is if this is all done by ghosts or a demon? I guess the answer doesn’t really matter when you’re going through this horrendous stuff, but it has left me curious. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!
Horror Meter: 4/5
Shock Factor: 4/5
Total Scare: 4/5