Let Darkness Take Hold

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

Cameron Trost is a writer of strange, mysterious, and creepy tales about people just like you. His short stories have been published in dozens of magazines and anthologies, and many of them can be found in his collection, Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales. He is also the author of the urban adventure and suspense novel, The Tunnel Runner. Rainforests, thunderstorms, and whisky are a few of his favourite things. http://www.trostlibrary.blogspot.com

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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 46 days 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 53 days 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 7 days after purchase)

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