Let's Drink to the Dead

Let's Drink to the Dead

by Simon Bestwick
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Let's Drink to the Dead by Simon Bestwick

Fourteen-year-old Alan – abused, terrified, and haunted by the spirits of dead children – is gifted with the means to fight back and protect himself and his sister. Narrowly escaping assault on the road, hitchhiker Dani accepts an offer of hospitality from a gentle stranger; but the grisly stories he tells of the town loom closer than she suspects. Summoned by a ghostly figure to the abandoned farmhouse on Dunwich Lane, Myfanwy uncovers a history of abduction and cannibalism. The scene is set for a final showdown with a mysterious entity known only as the Shrike...
Welcome to Kempforth. Simon Bestwick, critically-acclaimed author of The Faceless, presents us with three new, interconnected tales of supernatural terror and human cruelty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849974707
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Series: The Faceless , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 624,677
File size: 269 KB

About the Author

Simon Bestwick was born in 1974. His short fiction has popped up all over the place, in the UK and the States, and is collected in A Hazy Shade of Winter. His first novel, Tomes of The Dead: Tide of Souls, received wide critical praise and, more recently, he has been nominated for the Bram Stoker award. Find out more about Simon at Simon-Bestwick.blogspot.com

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Let's Drink to the Dead 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories are okay but I felt each ended without resolution. The first while extremely disturbing, could totally stand alone and be further developed. It was the only one I found myself invested in and caring about the characters. Written in British enlish also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author is a master at the horror genre. A Steven King like author from the UK-- only awesomer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really creative plot twists that expose you to a variety of characters while maintaining a continuous flow. Looking forward to reading more on Allen and his sister in The Faceless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written. moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a 20 page limit. If a book hasn't pulled me into the story by then, I don't bother reading the rest. The third story didn't make the cut. All of his characters are fuzzy and hard to connect to, so the desire to know what happened to them next just wasn't there for me.
shelcheesy More than 1 year ago
Quick, easy read. Dark and disturbing with a great action packed conclusion. However this wasn't a story that will stick with me very long. But to sit down and read it in one sitting, for about half an hour? It's short and free, so yes, I would recommend this to readers that enjoy the horror genre, or ghost stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evocative, chilling, often disturbing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first story kind of shocked me but unfortunately horrible things like that do happen in real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago