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Posted March 3, 2013
In More Than Midnight, Brian James Freeman presents five
In More Than Midnight, Brian James Freeman presents five short stories that lurk at the edges of the reader’s darkest psychological corners waiting for the moment to jump out and terrify. What lies within the shadows might simply be one’s own imagination or, at its worse, an ancient evil.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In “What They Left Behind, ” Freeman uses the classic haunted, abandoned building motif to start the collection out on the first freefall of his eerie and imaginative rollercoaster. After purchasing an old warehouse, two men search its depths for its power source. As they search they recall the deadly fire that had killed all of the building’s occupants years earlier. As they descend deeper and deeper into the building, the events of the fire become more and more real.
“Answering the Call” ends the collection with a frightful scare, as a young man who works for a local mortician sets upon his strange task. As an older woman leaves to grieve at her husband’s funeral, the young mortician’s assistant locks himself in the deceased’s office and waits for a phone call. Upon receiving the call, the young man must battle against an unseen supernatural force for the peace and well-being of those the deceased left behind.
Each story within More Than Midnight forces the reader into a psychologically uncomfortable situation as Freeman deftly maneuvers each narrative through the darkest corners of the reader’s imagination. As the author of several intensely psychological and supernatural stories, Brian James Freeman has skillfully provided a collection that will keep the reader guessing up to the last page of each story.