In the Shadows of Children
by Alan Ryker
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
Print Length: 61 pages
Available from: Amazon
Aaron hasn’t been home
since his younger brother mysteriously disappeared without a trace from
his bedroom fifteen years earlier. He thought he’d moved on with his
But when his mother dies suddenly, he finds himself back
in his childhood hometown to attend the funeral and see to the estate.
Aaron soon finds his hopes of reliving fond childhood memories
evaporating as he discovers something in his old closet that shakes not
only his beliefs about what happened to his brother, but his grip on
In the hungry darkness, a shadow as old as time itself
has been waiting for his return for a long time. And its wait is nearly
In the Shadows of Children by Alan Ryker
What evil lurks behind the closet door of a child? Is it real or just an active imagination? What if no one believed you about that evil and one day you disappeared? You remain trapped within your closet for years, until, one day, your now adult brother returns and he learns the truth…nightmares really can come true. So much for that walk down memory lane.
In the Shadows of Children by Alan Ryker is going to bring back childhood memories, nightmares and fears in just a few pages of well-written, dark and creepy prose. With just the right dark tone and shadowy world, the author takes you to the heart of the story, while making no promises to return you to the safety of your armchair. Do you remember what scared you at night? Trust me, this tale will have you flashing back in a heartbeat, or three, as your pulse pounds and Mr. Ryker brings you just one step away from sleeping with the lights on, AFTER checking inside your closet! While you’re at it, you might want to check behind the shower curtain, too.
I received an ARC edition from DarkFuse in exchange for my honest review.