Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Wicked Reflection
Author: Hank Edwards
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 110 Pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Release Date: September 17, 2014
Available at: Wilde City Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Kirk Stanford moves into his new home, strange things begin to happen. Messages appear in the steam on his mirror, warning him of a nameless threat. Then someone keeps breaking into his house, looking for something Kirk can’t identify. With the help of his boyfriend, Damon, Kirk digs into the house’s history, and discovers not just the previous owner’s brutal murder, but threatening letters written to him from someone named Sam. As the intruder strikes again, Kirk and Damon find themselves fighting not only to solve the mystery, but to keep from being murdered themselves.
This book scared me almost immediately. How awesome is that? I find it irresistible when a book lives up to my expectations, especially a creepy book, and this one gave me chills right from the start. Love when that happens. It didn’t hurt that I started as soon as I crawled into bed…and was instantly thinking I’d made a bad decision and was setting myself up for nightmares. Thankfully, it’s a short story, because I could not stop once I’d started and ended up reading it straight through.
Kirk just bought a new home, and his excitement is immediately turned to confusion and uncertainty when strange things start happening. Those messages on his bathroom mirror really freaked me out. I am sure I’m not the only one who suffers from irrational fears from time to time, and this story just added to the list of imaginary monsters lurking in my dark basement and now on my bathroom mirror.
Something sinister is going on inside Kirk’s new home, and the reader is left unsure if it’s truly malevolent, if it’s after Kirk or someone else, and what exactly it wants. I was left trying to piece together the mystery to try and discern if the boyfriend, Damon, was actually a good guy or if he was hiding something. I was really hoping he was on the up and up, because the love and sex between the two was off the charts.
There isn’t much I can say without giving the mystery away, but suffice to say, it starts out swinging, and fortunately, it ends on a high note. I thoroughly enjoyed this little “poltergeist-like” story and was still able to sleep without monsters invading my dreams. So, do I recommend this little horror flick? Why yes, yes I do; but be prepared for some thrills and chills before you get to the exciting ending.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*