Another foray into M/M tinged stories…
Unfortunately for me, this one wasn’t as good as the last few I’d read. Also, while the M/M was a theme throughout the book, again it wasn’t a main theme, and certainly not graphic in terms of the sexy stuff. A bit more focused on the self-love area when the naughtiness occurred, this one might not tickle your fancy.
Synopsis: Old houses creak and groan and make noises. Miles had expected that when he bought the farmhouse, but the tapping on the windows is a bit of a shock the first night he moves in. Of course there has to be a rational explanation and Miles is determined to find it, which would be easier if things didn’t keep getting stranger.
My thoughts: Approx 32 pages. Only mediocre in the grand scheme of things, and certainly not Natasha’s best.
Face of the Dead is the first of Natasha’s books that I’ve read that encompasses horror and thriller aspects. While I normally, thoroughly enjoy her fantasy stories, in particular the books of the Charlie Waterman series, this one left me feeling a little cold, and not because of the creepiness.
While there was nothing technically wrong with the writing, I just felt a lack of connection with the characters. While the imagery was well constructed, I didn’t find myself imagining it in my brain, there just seemed to be some sort of blockage between the written word and my imagination.
The pacing seemed a little off with this one too, but given the short length, perhaps that was to be expected. I am thinking that the pace was so fast that I didn’t get a chance to ‘know’ the characters or share their experiences.
The bare bones of a rather creepy story is here, but it just didn’t do it for me this time.
One thing I noticed:
34% – ‘As is (it) turned out…’