Lynnwood
Lynnwood

Lynnwood

by Thomas Brown

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Overview

The unthinkable is happening in Lynnwood - a village with centuries of guilt on its conscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907230387
Publisher: Sparkling Books
Publication date: 06/17/2013
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Thomas Brown is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton, where he is investigating the relationship between horror and the sublime in literature. He has been Co-Editor of Dark River Press, and has written for a number of magazines, websites and independent publishers.

In 2010 he won the University of Southampton's Flash Fiction Competition.In 2014 he won the annual Almond Press Short Story Competition. He is also a proud member of the dark fiction writing group: Pen of the Damned.

When not writing, he can usually be found waiting on his cats, or enjoying a bottle (or two) of red wine with friends.

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Lynnwood 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
I had trouble getting into the feel of the novel, but after the first few chapters, I got used to the cinematic, descriptive writing, and the setting. It’s a well-crafted tale of horror in a quaint, remote English village, that reminded me of gothic horror classics, and gave off a disturbing, claustrophobic feel. Excellent writing, and a plot that surprised me and chilled me to the bone. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Erlessard More than 1 year ago
It’s difficult to pinpoint what makes horror drip from the spine of LYNNWOOD without spoiling its main course.  It disturbs without resorting to a a single horror cliche.  Upon first glance, LYNNWOOD dictates the story of Freya, mother of two, who lives in the quaint English countryside.  Blessed by the fortune left from deceased parents, Freya spends much of her time wandering the town and surrounding forest.  Without the sparse mentions of modern luxuries and dates in the recent years, the simplicity of the villagers’ lifestyles would leave readers believing this story occurred in the middle ages rather than the modern age. Using terminology and British spellings for words, the atmosphere is strengthened by the expertise of the author’s word choice.  The descriptions are so crisp that I could nearly smell the bacon and egg breakfast that Freya cooked and gorged herself with every morning or hear Freya’s footsteps through her well-traveled path through the forest.  I felt the hairs on my arms prickle when the setting switched to the abandoned railroad tunnel. The frequent flashbacks into Freya’s blissful childhood illuminated the cracking sanity and simple ‘wrongness’ of the villagers’ behavior when the focus shifted back to present day.  A hunger builds from the first scene until the last and as a reader I didn’t feel satisfied until the last page was turned in this psychological horror. And so I leave you with a review that aims to tease your taste buds rather than stuff you with fillers (mostly because its too easy to spoil the surprise).  As with any horror book done well, how the story unfolds matters as much as the content and this book doesn’t disappoint. (A)