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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

REVIEW: Out Behind The Barn by John Boden & Chad Lutzke @chadlutzke @JohnBoden1970 @night_worms

Out Behind The Barn 
by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

The second novella I've read from the Night Worms January package, authors I may have never found otherwise (or the finding would have been postponed) these authors are one you need to add to you list if you are a horror fan.

Publish Date: September 27, 2018
125 Pages
Genre: Horror

The boys crept to the window and watched as Miss Maggie carried the long bundle into the barn, the weight of it stooping her aging back. Rafter lights spilled from the barn doors and Davey saw an arm fall from the canvas-wrapped parcel. He smiled.

“She got someone!”

Both children grinned and settled in their beds, eyes fixed to the ceiling.

This was family growth.

My Review:

This is the second novella I've read with Lutzke as an author and my first Boden.  This surely won't be the last I read from these authors, that's for certain!  I'm usually not the biggest fans of novellas and short stories but Kealan Patrick Burke first brought back my love for these types of stories and now Lutzke and Boden are extending this love and continuing my love for the horror genre. Be still my beating black heart.

The synopsis along for Out Behind The Barn makes my toes tingle!  Family is very important and no one wants to take care of her boys more than Maggie. I figured things out pretty early on with the hints given but it didn't take away from the feel that these boys were giving.  Through their eyes, the authors give us a real vision of how little boys think, their naivety and trust in Maggie.

I can't talk too much about the story or I'll give it all away.  What I love is that this novella has both the horror and very much human element of family and it's importance in a person's life. Highly recommend and I look forward to more from these authors.

A shout out to Night Worms for bringing them to my attention!


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