April 2012 - Jim Bronyaur and Rebecca Besser
Crystallophobia - Fear of Glass (Series of Fears #1) [Kindle Edition]
Glimmering Zombie Action
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What excites me most about this book is that it’s the first in series which promises to look at some of fears in a new and unique way.
A bold claim and one I think the authors just about pull off in this very well-written and edited story of a typical American town with a very atypical zombie problems.
I won’t include any major spoilers to the story but this is well-paced zombie action with standard characters but also some really novel ones – enter stage Perkins, a rich lunatic who are sure to be rooting for.
The only minor spoiler I will add is that I was damn glad that Sparkles got it before the end of this tale but then, I’m sick that way. Also, I wish I could pop into The Creamer – it sounded like a nice joint before the dead arrived.
All in all, this is a solid start to what promises to be a fascinating series. Both authors are well-established in the horror genre. I know Besser’s work best and her Nurse Blood character still keeps me awake.
Add to the solid story-telling, an innovative plot and flawless (I mean it!) flawless editing, then this is useful addition to our lexicon of horror yarns.