Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Suburban Legend
Author: B.J. Sheppard
Genre: MM Horror
Length: 134 Pages
Publisher: B.J. Sheppard
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Halloween is coming, and as the parents of Damsel Creek celebrate the occasion in style, the teen population of the sleepy town are forced into caring for their youngest counterparts. As Aaron settles in to a night of babysitting at the house of the Chief of Police, he faces strange occurrences at every turn. With news of a killer on the loose, he tries to convince himself his mind is playing tricks on him, but when a series of menacing phone calls alert him that the threat is real, he has no other option than to fight. Can Aaron make it through the night as the target of a stalker who desires his death, or will Halloween be coming early this year?
Are you brave enough to read what happens when the line between real life and horror blurs?
A situation horror from the author of ‘The Rainbow Connection’ series and ‘That Day in Spring’.
Warning: scenes of violence, terror, and little to no romance. This is a tale of horror. Expect no love scenes.
Well, here’s something I don’t normally read every day. Horror. With little to now romance. Bordering on young adult. But, I went in knowing pretty much what to expect. Or, I thought I did. 😀
In this town, the parents all go out for a night near Halloween, thus requiring responsible teens to babysit their kids. Aaron has drawn the luck of sitting for the Chief of Police and his wife watching their young son.
Aaron’s boyfriend makes an impromptu visit, but Aaron remains the responsible one and sends him on his way. These two were very sweet, but we only get a taste, which is more than I expected from the no romance warnings. Back to the story, it isn’t long after that when things start to go bad. Creepy phone calls and strange noises have poor Aaron a bit scared. This continues for a while until the stranger finally makes himself known, and things get down and gorey pretty quick.
This was a fast-paced, quick and easy read, blood and guts aside. I was turning pages quickly in order to get to the identity of the stranger, was a bit shocked when it was revealed, and after that, I couldn’t wait to see the outcome. I could almost hear the creepy music in the background.
This was a perfect scary Halloween story, and the first I’ve read by Mr. Sheppard. I will definitely be checking out more of his stories.
P.S. You might not want to be home alone when you read this, and I suggest keeping the lights on. 🙂
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*