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Fear dons many masks in these twelve dark tales of brushes with the uncanny.
Within this volume, varied horrors dwell: an unstoppable force of unknown origin circumnavigates the globe each day slaughtering and absorbing mankind, desperate humans make fateful bargains with supernatural creatures, and along the way, there a few classic ghost stories. Discover the dark mind of Wilhite whose stories have drawn comparison to Poe, Lovecraft, King, Straub and Monteleone.
Those who have read my first collection, On the Verge of Madness, will notice I have reprinted one story here -- "Murmurers," but it was edited by Musa as well so is slightly different. I included it before its sequel in this collection. All the other material is collected here for this first time.
If you check it out, please feel free to provide comments here or reviews on Amazon as you see fit. I am always interested in feedback.
Here is a review of Silhouette of Darkness:
In every story, the plot is immediate. You are thrown into the middle of an ongoing dialogue or sequence and become immersed in the story line, the experience equivalent to leaping into the rapids of a rushing river.
I enjoyed every story without exception. In most of them, I was left wanting to know more (a good thing). Would the Blight would win out? Would it encompass the entire world? How far would the frost that was killing Julie's crops spread? Was Dad really the bad guy or was Adam? Who and what was the Fly Man? Real? Imagined?
Even the stories that ended with a degree of closure left me wanting more, because they were written so well and were so interesting.
For anyone who is a fan of horror stories with more twists than your high score on Bop It, I very highly recommend Mr. Wilhite's book and, because the quality of his writing is so outstanding, would also recommend any of his other novels.
This was my first experience reading George Wilhite's work, but it absolutely will not be my last.
I give Silhouette of Darkness a very solid 5 out of 5 stars.