Pub Day REVIEW: Throwing Shadows

This is my third Jerry Roth book, like with his other books the characters all well fleshed out and nuanced even in short form. My challenge with short stories is always wanting more or being left to assume what happened. In this collection we get creepy tales that give us everything you want in a horror anthology. I was impressed that the stories did not rely wholly on rote horror tropes but rather added a little edge and fear to short stories about relationships and real life scenarios. Even though the stories are short, it’s easy to quickly immerse in them and relate to the characters. A few of the stories have that Grimms feel where you can see something bad is coming and you’re screaming inside for the characters to wake up to it.

My favorites were the outright scarier ones like Always Say Goodbye, The Teddy Bear and Ice Cream Man. 

Thanks to the author via Netgalley for access to this one. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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