book review, horror, short story

The Encampment by the Gorge & Blood Memory by Zachary Ashford

Two thrilling horror stories comprise book #30 of the Short Sharp Shocks! Series.

In The Encampment by the Gorge, a group of workers building a road through an uninhabited area of Australia seek those responsible for killing the site’s guard dogs.

I may be biased to Ashford’s writing, as I am a fan of everything Aussie. However, the author’s gripping tales are easy to love.

The characters come alive on the page, and I could see and hear each one. Snaps to the author for creating a horror that I did not see coming, and which was truly disturbing. As the story progressed, I found myself holding my breath, which is something very rare for me indeed.

If one wonderful story wasn’t enough, Blood Memory serves up a second helping of excitement.

A journalist writing an article on indigenous people helps look for a missing boy, and gets more than he bargained for with magic and monsters.

Once again the characters came alive for me on the page. A more thoughtful story, perhaps, with the myths of the indigenous people taking front and centre. I liked how the author wove the history of the first people with a truly magical story.

I award The Encampment by the Gorge & Blood Memory

*PA = parrot assistant. Temporary rating system = 5 dogs

The Encampment by the Gorge & Blood Memory is available for $1.24 ebook and $7 print book on Amazon.


Click to read my review of Zachary Ashford’s drop bear horror, Sole Survivor.

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