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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Review: Petrified Women by Jeremy Ray

Petrified Women
by Jeremy Ray

Thanks so much to the author for this gifted copy.

Publisher: Infinite Ray Publishing
Publish Date: May 14, 2021
Kindle Edition
92 Pages
Genre: Horror

Harley has the perfect boyfriend. Why can’t her best friend see that? He’s nothing like the others, especially the one who still haunts her memories. She’s finally picked a “keeper” with Aiden.

Sure, he’s a bit eccentric. His wood carving hobby is a little odd. His need for isolation while he carves his life-size female figurines is strange. And maybe his obsession with pranks, or "scares" on Harley goes a little too far. But what do you expect? Aiden’s an artist.

Harley has finally picked the perfect boyfriend. That’s why this year, Harley ignores all her best friend’s warnings. She has the ultimate surprise planned for Aiden’s birthday, one that’s going to help her get even in their battle to out-prank each other.

She hides in his apartment, excitedly waiting to pull off the scare of a lifetime…

But then he comes home, and Harley witnesses a different side of her boyfriend. The side that exists behind closed doors when he doesn’t know anyone’s watching.

Is this just one of his scares? Or is there something more sinister lurking behind his playful nature? Harley’s about to find out.

My Review:

I am NOT a fan of scare tactics or pranks (done on ME anyways 😉) nor am I a huge fan of art and Aiden with his pranks and weird wood women...  yeah, no thank you! What I appreciate the most about this story is the author's story and how he came about writing this and his dedication which states: "This is dedicated to all the survivors:  I see you.  Your strength can't be described in words  Thrive." ❤

Harley is quite an interesting character.  Always seems to date the wrong guy.  Has trauma from a past violation that will stay with her forever.  I clap for her ability to be ok with Aiden's prankster ways.  Personally, it would drive me absolutely bonkers and I'd be paranoid about everything all the time.  That's a big nope for me, sir!  The author builds such suspense in such a short amount of time.  I could visualize everything and while I had already assumed the book was going to go in this direction, that last scene was quite the vision... and I liked it!

What I can tell you is that Jeremy is a hell of a story teller. This is my second novella by him and while I enjoyed The House Plant a bit more than this one, I already know that if Jeremy is writing it, I'm gonna read it!


1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this one! I also hate when pranks are done to me. So many of them are just not in the slightest bit funny!