The Corpses of Old Farm Hill Road: The Arrogant Man

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He wakes up every morning knowing the world owes him something. Every woman was created for his demand, except for Vanessa Roundtree and her mother. Once lured onto their farm in the middle of nowhere he becomes their prey. As they torment his body, they break down his arrogance. Will he be able to escape? Or will he become just another of the corpses of Old Farm Hill Road?

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About Tabitha Short

Lover of stories, written and read. An appetite, insatiable. Inherited from my father, who inherited it from his.

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The Corpses of Old Farm Hill Road
A mother-daughter serial killer pair lure men to their farm to torture them. The unlikely murderous pair choose men they find attractive and interesting and then tear down their psyche while debilitating their bodies. How long will it be before one escapes? How long will it be before they are caught?

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Review by: Book Sake on Nov. 15, 2012 : star star star star
This short story is creepy and violent, just what it was supposed to be. While the title character, The Arrogant Man, isn’t a character I’d cry over, he still suffered things no one should be put through. It made me think of Dexter in a way since this family has targeted a “bad guy”, but Dexter has more reasoning behind it – these chicks are just sick and having fun tormenting this guy. The author has a seriously wicked mind and the story would translate well into a horror movie that would have me covering my eyes throughout most of it!

Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
Book Received: For free from author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dean McMillin on Oct. 15, 2012 : star star star star star
What happens when a man who lives to control others meets a family of women who can only feel pleasure by causing pain? The horror progresses and is compounded by each meticulous, mundane detail, proceeding at a deliberate pace until the tension is unbearable. Believable and utterly chilling. A quick but disturbing read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dean McMillin on Oct. 15, 2012 : star star star star star
What happens when a man who lives to control others meets a family of women who can only feel pleasure by causing pain? The horror progresses and is compounded by each meticulous, mundane detail, proceeding at a deliberate pace until the tension is unbearable. Believable and utterly chilling. A quick but disturbing read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Simon Jenner on Oct. 14, 2012 : star star star star
I read this after reading Ms. Short’s ‘Please Do Feed The Animals Zoo’.

Again, the tale was nicely set up but this time the protagonist is the far less likeable Arrogant Man of the title. Despite the unpleasant nature of the main character, you still find yourself on his side after he ends up at the mercy of a most unpleasant all female family.

Knowing that the Arrogant Man is due some comeuppance doesn’t make his ordeal any less excruciating. You find yourself putting on his shoes and thinking what you could possibly do to turn the tables. The tension build with every page you turn as you wonder what could possibly happen next and whether escape is just around the corner.

If you liked ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ then you’ll enjoy this.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: An Anonymous Sufferer on Sep. 16, 2012 : (no rating)
I was excited to learn I was chosen to do a pre-release review of this short story. The family in this story is really creepy, like the Addams Family minus the family-fun entertainment factor. The girl picks up a guy online with the subtle promise of sex, then brings him to her farm where her and her mother do horrendous things to him. I don't want to give anything away, but this story is really chilling. You never quite know if he's going to get away or not until the very end. I was happy to find out this is a series and the next ones are going to be coming out soon. I can't wait to read them, this one is a 5-star rating for me and I don't ever give 5-star ratings. My stomach is still churning.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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