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In the Shadows of Children - Alan Ryker
In the Shadows of Children
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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 life. But when his mother dies suddenly, he finds himself back in his childhood hometown to attend the funeral and see to the... show more
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 life.

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 reality.

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 over…
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00NFQTAZC
Publisher: DarkFuse
Pages no: 61
Edition language: English
Category:
Horror
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Kitty Horror
Kitty Horror rated it
4.0 In the Shadows of Children
Aaron has returned home after his mothers death, to settle up her affairs and sort through his childhood home and get it ready to sell. Once he's there he begins to relive the terrors he experienced as a child when something emerges from his bedroom cupboard.Ryker again explores light and dark in th...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
4.0 In The Shadows of Children by Alan Ryker
Oh, now this story packed a punch! I love when novellas manage to suck me in so wholly. Alan Ryker proves that it doesn't matter how many pages he has to work with, he can write one hell of a story. Since this is so short, I won't go too into detail. I wouldn't dare take the experience away from y...
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Reclusive Reads rated it
4.0 In The Shadows of Children by Alan Ryker
This was an eARC from Netgalley.Home is where horror lives....and that horror has one Hell of a halflife.Alan Ryker breathes new life into the boogeyman in this powerful tale concerning childhood fear, weaving the old stories and the new mythos into a relentless nightmare with the power to terrorize...
beishir
beishir rated it
4.0 In the Shadows of Children
When I was a kid, I saw an episode of "In Search of..." (the one hosted by Leonard Nimoy) in which a ghostly, white-faced figure stepped out of an open closet and quite literally scared a young woman to death. It was at that point that I became conscious of open closet doors at bedtime and ALWAYS th...
mpontiff
mpontiff rated it
Alan Ryker knows all too well about things that go bump in the night and how to convey that childhood fear to adults through his books (read Nightmare Man if you haven't already). I had that in mind when I picked up this book and he didn't disappoint! While I didn't care for Aaron too much at fi...
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