Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a great book review, and this time the Alone at Midnight: Short Horror Collection, by Scott Zovia. This is my first exposure to Scott Zavoda and his writing, but overall I have been impressed. This is a collection of short stories, written in a suspenseful, thought-provoking, yet not-so-scary theme; despite the cover art of this book. A couple of my favorite stories were:
In the first story, “Oh Christmas Tree”, we meet Randy who is struggling with some major addictions in his life. He has also been accused of stealing a Christmas tree. This one shows how addiction can cause some other issues in a person’s life.
In “Bobby,” we read a story about disability and the bullies that cannot seem to look past a child’s growing pains.
If you enjoy horror stories, I’m sure you’ll find at least one story in here that will resonate with you! Yes, this book is not part of my monthly reading list, but when I found a collection of Halloween tales, that were non-violent, I felt that they fit into the Fall Season well, and that is why this review is being shared.
To find out more about these stories, click here!