Welcome to Rock Creek, New York.
A one-stoplight town in the middle of nowhere, on the way to nowhere. A town ruled by quiet, country boredom, nestled between rolling hills and dense forests. Bordered by vast stretches of farmland. A quaint community of friendly faces, charming landscapes, picket fences. An idyllic rural existence. Maybe it is. But the locals have another name for their town: Deadsville.
And not for the reason you think. You see, this town holds many secrets. Nothing is as it seems. Old houses serve as something more than homes for the living. Killers walk amongst the townsfolk. Monsters are real. You’ve found Evil’s hometown. So be prepared to stay. You’re going to be a permanent resident. Because even if you get out, there’s no escape.
1 Town. 2 Authors. 13 Tales of Horror.
Deadsville is a collection of ALL NEW horror stories from authors T.D. Trask and Dale Elster, set in the fictional upstate town of Rock Creek, NY. The book in your hands is your personal invitation to join them as they reveal the darkness lurking there, hidden within the people who walk its streets. Haunting the places daylight never finds.
Waiting for your arrival.
Featured Goodreads Review:
DEADSVILLE is everything a horror anthology should be. Each story is unique, sharing nothing in common but location and the often very subtle element of fear. Anthologies like this frequently will contain 2 or 3 really good stories padded with a collection of so-so filler stories. Not in this case. The characters are both quirky and realistic, and the stories are well written and entertaining. You can tell that Elster and Trask were both deeply invested in and passionate about their solo efforts and the co-written “The Other Redeemer”.
While all the stories in this collection are good and kept me interested from start to finish, there are some that were major highlights, such as “The Pit”, “Knew it All Along, “Still Water”, and the aforementioned “The Other Redeemer”.
Overall, DEADSVILLE is a great debut from two authors I will be keeping an eye on in the future. I hope they both continue to grow and produce quality fiction such as the tales of terror they’ve gathered here.