Four, P.J. Blakey Novis - Horror Feature
From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist comes Four.
Four friends spend a night away camping in the English countryside, each taking a turn to tell a horror story that will terrify the others. But the group soon discover that there is more to be afraid of than just some campfire tales, and that no one is as innocent as they seem.
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About the author -
Peter lives with his wife and four children in a small town in Sussex, England. As well as being a keen cook and wine enthusiast, Peter has been writing poetry and short stories for almost twenty years. It had always been an ambition to complete a novel and, after the success of his debut, The Broken Doll, it has been fantastic to have the opportunity to turn a hobby into a new career. Since the release of The Broken Doll in February 2017, Peter has released the follow-up novel, Shattered Pieces, as well as three collections of short horror stories, and a children's book. Peter has had work published in a number of anthologies, is the Editor-in-Chief of Indie Writers Review, and is the co-founder of Red Cape Publishing.
I began reading these tales of terror expecting an anthology and was enjoyably surprised by a unique twist in storytelling. A group of friends head off into the wilds on a hiking/camping weekend and sitting around the fire do what all campers traditionally must do - tell scary stories. This is a story, within a story, within a story, what a great concept and an ending you'll never guess. Horrific and enjoyable. —Theresa Jacobs
Peter Blakey-Novis has taken a cherished past time, and with his twisted mind, weaves a wicked tale that will make you look at your friends and ask – Do I really know them? On any camping trip, ghostly tales inevitably begin to surface around the fire after a few drinks. Novis uses this mechanism to divulge the inner most secrets of close friends. Each of the four stories has a nugget of personality regarding the character telling it, which as the story unfolds, reminds you of a contortionist at a macabre carnival that coils their body into an unrecognizable form, and the horrific gasp as the sound of the last joint pops out to complete the grotesque sight, reveals the nature of what people are capable of when pushed to their limit. This is a great read and I highly recommend it. —Amazon Customer