John & Toni Rakestraw
John and Toni Rakestraw have collaborated on a lot of things in their years together, and now they've finally gotten around to writing the books they've always wanted to write.
When they're not writing, they run Rakestraw Book Design, where their goal is to help authors edit, proofread, format and design their books.
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Smashwords book reviews by John & Toni Rakestraw
on April 06, 2011
Shed is an interesting little horror novella. Simon and Rupert are two young boys that must learn to face an abusive stepfather and a horror that visits them in the basement on warm summer nights.
The reader wonders how they can ever survive it, night after night. You begin to see how strong they really are, even at their young age. Will they find a way to save themselves and their mother from the nightmare that is their lives?
McIntyre has woven an intriguing situation here. Just what is causing that unusual infestation in the basement? Why does it only occur on warm summer nights? I admit, this book gave me the creeps, in a good way. While I wouldn’t want to trade places with Simon and Rupe, I was cheering for them to overcome their problems from the very beginning.
The book can stand a few minor edits, but overall, it is very well written. The author has picked a time that most of us can still remember, when families relied on the good graces of the father figure. If he was loving and kind, all went well, but if he was surly and abusive, every day was an accident waiting to happen.
If you like horror novels, or even enjoy being scared just a bit, you’ll enjoy Shed.