Time for another little spooky review! Today’s is Lucky Thirteen, a short horror story by author Amanda Leigh Burton.
Here’s the official blurb:
For four young boys one summer night in the woods creates a life time of nightmares.
Lucky Thirteen tells the story of a narrator who, at a young age, witnessed the gruesome death of one of his closest friends. He’s never come to terms with what killed his friend. But when he comes back home for a High School reunion, he is forced to see eye-to-eye with a new monster that haunts his once-beloved woods.
The writing in the story is solid, just with a few hiccups here and there. What starts at a slower pace quickly ramps up as the narrator relives the fateful night that changed his entire life. The characters feel real. It’s somewhat easy to get mired down by descriptions, but overall, the story is smooth and satisfying. The ending is surprising and unexpected.
My overall score for Lucky Thirteen is 3.5 out of 5 skulls; a short story that, once it gets into the fray, is a pleasing read, with a little lick of horror and surprise that leaves you wanting more.
If you’d like to snag a copy of this short story, you can head over to Amazon! Lucky Thirteen will also be included in a collection of the authors work to be released Spring 2017.