Review copy provided as part of the Chasing Ghosts blog tour.
The last words Jesse said to his father the day he disappeared was “I’m chasing ghosts”. Now a week later and no closer to any answers his father Derek still wonders what happened to his son. Jesse was going to the Cobb house which was said to be haunted. Jesse and his friends love to scare each other and figured this is the perfect place. Meanwhile, Jack, Ian and Connor have a show to play. The band was hired to play at a rundown cabin in the woods not far from the old Cobb house. When they arrive they immediately wish they hadn’t come. The woods are dark, the cabin is in the middle of nowhere and the place feels strange.
Derek is out of his mind with worry about his son. He jumps on his motorcycle for a ride to clear his head. His ride takes him to the Marston’s cabin where he find a large group hanging out waiting for the band to start. Derek thinks he sees a man in the woods stalking this group of kids. Now Glenn has set everything set in motion for the shit to hit the fan. A rundown cabin, a madman, and last but never least an isolated location in the woods. I love when Glenn Rolfe puts his characters in the middle of nowhere. Far from help and on their own with only each other to rely on. Having grown up in the city, nowhere near the rural setting of a cabin in the woods, these locations always creep me out.
Glenn makes you feel at home when you read his stories, many times with a reference to classic song or a band. Glenn is excellent at using small towns or rural locations to add to the level of dread. The monsters Glenn creates are plenty scary whether a werewolf, an alien goo or in this case a madman straight from a horror movie. This was another really enjoyable read from Glenn Rolfe and I always looking for his next story.
Length: 102 Pages
Publisher: Sinister Grin Press
Release date: August 1, 2016
The Cobbs were ignorant woods-people that died off and left nothing to fear. Locals in Naples, Maine think they know this story. But are they wrong?
Luke Howard and his mom move to Naples and Luke’s eager to make new friends. When Jason and Davey invite him out to the abandoned Cobb place for a game they call “chasing ghosts,” he’s ready and willing. However, the boys will come to discover that some vacant houses are better left to die alone.
Meanwhile, a punk band set to play in a rented cabin out of town feel eyes upon them. Somebody’s watching, but not their usual audience. When their lead singer strays too far from the group and disappears, his band mates set out in the darkness to find him.
Police Chief Walt Henderson is about to discover that there’s more going on out in the woods of his town than he ever imagined.
Chasing ghosts is more than just some children’s game.
Praise for Glenn Rolfe–
“Things We Fear is a compulsively readable tale of obsession and dark suspense, with one of the creepiest villains I’ve encountered in recent years.” — Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh
“Glenn Rolfe’s new thriller is addictive. A quick, compelling read. Rolfe creates tension with a minimal amount of words. His characters are so well-drawn they come alive (before they die).” — Duncan Ralston, author of Salvage
“Fast paced and tense, with one of the most interesting monsters I’ve read about in recent times.” — Patrick Lacey, author of A Debt to Be Paid
“Glenn Rolfe is quickly establishing a name for himself as one of a number of excellent new writers to ensure the horror genre is kept alive and well.” — Catherine Cavendish, author of Dark Avenging Angel
“There is a definite old school feel about this novella (Things We Fear). It isn’t an over the top gore fest. Instead, what we have is a tense, psychological thriller that builds steadily towards a fitting climax.” -Adrian Shotbolt, at Ginger Nuts of Horror
Glenn Rolfe, Biography-
Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Hunter Shea, Brian Moreland and many others. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.
He is the author the novellas, Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town, Things We Fear, and the forthcoming, Chasing Ghosts; the short fiction collection, Slush; and the novels, The Haunted Halls and Blood and Rain.
His first novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin, was released in March 2016.
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