After Darkness Falls

Volume one

Fiction - Horror
221 Pages
Reviewed on 11/24/2013
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Author Biography

Born in Bath, England in 1974, a self-professed "funny onion", equal parts sport loving jock and comic book geek. I am a lover of horror and character driven stories. I am also an A.S sufferer who took to writing full time two years ago after being forced to give up the day job.

I have a career high position of 5th on Amazon's Horror Author Rank of which I am immensely proud.

"GATED" is a UK & US Horror Chart Top Ten Best Seller
"ASYLUM - 13 TALES OF TERROR" is a US Horror Chart #5 It was also voted #5 on The Horror Novel Review's Top 10 Books of 2013 & is a Readers Favorite 2014 Gold Medal Winner.
"ABRA-CADAVER" won an Indie Book of the Day award.
2014 has been a milestone year for me as I have recently passed 100,000 downloads of my work.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

After Darkness Falls: Volume 1 by Matt Drabble is yet another fine collection of bizarre and spine-tingling short horror stories. This is at least the third short story collection of Matt’s that I have read, and his talent and genius for composing good, solid horror stories has not waned in the least. After Darkness Falls contains ten more new compositions guaranteed to keep you awake at night, while fully entertaining you during daylight hours. These ten stories run the gamut from angry, somewhat psychotic fathers who feel it is their right and obligation to beat wife and children into submission, to an incredibly bizarre, ethereal encounter with a clown. In this collection, virtually all the monsters are human beings. I think we all know by now that humans make the scariest monsters. Anybody who doesn’t feel that way yet, most probably will after reading this book.

After Darkness Falls: Volume 1 strongly suggests there will be an After Darkness Falls: Volume 2 in the not-too-distant future. Frankly, I don’t have a clue how Matt Drabble developed such a magnificent imagination, but I am certainly glad that he did. Matt’s horror tales have a certain undefinable “something” that just makes them stand out in any crowd of horror tales. I read a lot of short horror stories; they are my hands-down favorite genre. In most collections, there will be one or two lame stories, and a bunch of fairly good ones. In Matt’s short horror collections, there are no lame stories, and all very good ones. All you horror fans out there, particularly short story horror fans, must read Matt Drabble’s work. After Darkness Falls: Volume 1 is as good a book as any to start with. Be advised, though, that Matt Drabble can be addictive.