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Hiding in the Dark: Short Tales of the Macabre
     

Hiding in the Dark: Short Tales of the Macabre

3.6 161
by Ben Crofton
 

A woman, stalked by a living terror from her distant past. A man, utterly consumed by his desire for vengeance. A house, decrepit and abandoned, save for its single monstrous inhabitant. The worlds in which these scenarios reside may differ, but all can be reached through the pages of Ben Crofton's debut anthology: Hiding in the Dark.

Overview

A woman, stalked by a living terror from her distant past. A man, utterly consumed by his desire for vengeance. A house, decrepit and abandoned, save for its single monstrous inhabitant. The worlds in which these scenarios reside may differ, but all can be reached through the pages of Ben Crofton's debut anthology: Hiding in the Dark.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011161452
Publisher:
Ben Crofton
Publication date:
12/26/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
508,435
File size:
299 KB

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Meet the Author

Ben Crofton is a lifelong Chicago suburban native, and has been an avid writer since high school. What attracts Ben to horror? Mainly the fact that he has always found the genre to be highly entertaining. That is, after all, the whole reason Ben writes - for the enjoyment and entertainment of others (and also because of fact that if he didn't write, he'd probably lose his mind).


In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, working out, gardening, random home-improvement projects, gaming, reading, listening to (and, to a lesser extent, writing) music, volunteerism, and a host of other mismatched and potentially confounding activities.


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Hiding in the Dark - Short Tales of the Macabre 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
okie_oma More than 1 year ago
Its been a long, long time since I've read a collection of short stories, macabre or otherwise. I'm not even sure why I downloaded this one. But I am certainly glad I did. Its not that these were short stories worthy of literary praise. But they were good enough to make me wonder why I haven't spent more time on short stories all along. I would certainly read more of Ben Crofton's works, if only because he's turned my attention to a vast new world of reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read. Several of the stories were not bad. The last story left my stomach tied up in knots
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the stories. It was well written and kept me interested. The only problem i had was the first 3 stories were about sons and their bad parents. It was kind of hard to read because i have young sons but, I think this makes for a good writer because you get involved in the lives of the people. Overall, the stories were great and original!
vicdiamond More than 1 year ago
This was a great collection of disturbing and supernatural tales. Ben Crofton is a descriptive writer and has some creative and twisted ideas which really held my interest. As a free ebook, this is a no-brainer. I agree with another reviewer that there is a Stephen King influence, but with a unique twist. I really enjoyed the stories about the house on Deadwood, the revenge story, and the coming of age story in the mansion.
Georgia-Gyrl More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of anthologies; I'm always looking for books of short stories or novellas. Sometimes it's difficult to find one with any decent stories in it. That was not the case with this one. Some of the stories were decent, some less so; and there were a couple that shone like the stars out of the foggy sky that surrounded them. While it's not a book that I would actively seek out to reread, it would definitely pass the time on the subway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great time waster on this rainy day! I enjoyed all of the stories.
moverton More than 1 year ago
These stories reminded me a little of Stephen King's work. Creepy and interesting, it's worth the download.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked these stories. I think the problem some people have with books like this is that tje reader is stuck in "novel mode". Of course the character development is shallow...the stories arent 300 + pages long. There isnt time to develope awell liked, rememberable character in 40 pages. Short stories are just a bit of fun.
Pam Kafka More than 1 year ago
This was a great short story collection. Nice & spooky, original, and the characters came to life. My compliments to the author!
Carol Greene More than 1 year ago
GREAT,,,,,,,,,the author surly achieved his.purpose with me,, i was entertained and enjoyed each of the short stories in this little book, Great collection, i was amazed at how much good stuff he got into each of these little gems, thank you ben crofton ,,you are now on my favorite writers list and i cant wait to read more
ReaderCB More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. Some really good ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't like to put authors down, but like to give my honest opinion. I did not care for the stories. I only read three of them, then stopped. They were so short, maybe about 5 pages, that there was pretty much no character development therefore you had pretty much no idea why things were happening. The stories were more disturbing than anything. Seriously, after i read the second story i still have no idea what it's about. At least its free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I am certainly glad I bought it .It sets a nice spooky tone.Read this alone in the dark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its okay....i dnt think its scary....but its a good read if u want to pass time...still reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy seriously buy! spooky and thrilling witty and suspenseful definetely buy this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very scary
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked When the Butterflies Start, The 21st Year, and Deadwood Drive.
Season Hoard More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed these stories, but agree that the characters are to shallow. Most of the stories you just do not care about because there is no investment in the characters. Good but forgetable.
Laura Riedel More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this collection of short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed these stories, i would definitely read more by this author.
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A nice kids story, nothing more