Let Darkness Take Hold

Adult
Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
This debut suspense novella from Cameron Trost plunges the reader into the dark world of Michael Braun, a suburban landscape gardener who has lost everything he loved. When the opportunity to discover the truth about what really happened that fateful night six years ago presents itself, he seizes it. . . and lets darkness take hold. More
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 9,640
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458089601
About Cameron Trost

CAMERON TROST is an emerging writer from Brisbane, Australia who concocts disturbing stories of mystery, suspense and horror.

He is the author of the collection, "Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales", and has had short fiction published by various online and print publishers including Brimstone Press, the AHWA, Dark Prints Press, LegumeMan Books, Dark Valentine, Ripples Magazine, Blue Crow Press, Australian Reader, and Morpheus Tales.

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Reviews

Review by: Paul Palubinski on Sep. 04, 2011 :
Let Darkness Take Hold is an enjoyable novelette and continues Trost's tradition of vengeful horror tales. I couldn't put it down.

Trost has the uncanny ability to quickly develop a story while keeping the resolve at arm's length from the reader until the very end - making his works superb page turners with unexpected twists and deliciously gruesome conclusions.

I would highly recommend this piece to any fan of the genre - and if you aren't a fan yet, then this could very well turn you into one. So let darkness take hold!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Greg Chapman on July 14, 2011 :
Cameron Trost's Let the Darkness Take Hold is a well-told revenge tale about a desperate man looking for closure - the truth of a past tragedy.

Michael, a landscape gardner gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the new owner of old Sinclair house asks him to redevelop the garden. Michael has always suspected the Sinclair house harboured a secret about his son's death and he jumps at the chance to dig around.

Without giving too much away the tale follows the typical forumla of the revenge tale, but Trost adopts a number of horror tropes to deliver a pleasing climax when Michael gets to exact his revenge in style at a costume party.

Hopefully we'll see some more writing from Trost soon.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Manue Loquet on June 10, 2011 :
A thrilling story of revenge and suspense and a great introduction to Cameron's work. This short tale grabs your attention from the very first page and reveals itself as it leads you through to its dark conclusion.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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