After Darkness Falls

Volume 2

Fiction - Horror
182 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2014
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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 2 by Matt Drabble is more proof – as if proof is needed – that Matt is a master of the short horror story. The ten tales in this collection offer a glimpse at the broad scope of Drabble’s imagination, as he regales us with murderers, vampires, psychos, baby-nappers, vengeance gone wrong, zombies, more zombies, double-crossers, ghostly apparitions, and a grand finale which includes a lying, double-crossing, philandering bigamist, a couple of murderers, another double-cross, another zombie, and a final act of revenge from beyond the grave. Each story in this fine collection is unique. Drabble can craft a tale with the best of them. Although there are zombies and vampires in a few of these tales, they are nothing like any other vampire or zombie tale you've read. At the rate he’s been going, Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and others who have claimed their niche in horror history.

After Darkness Falls: Volume 2 is a collection of short stories, but you will read it in one sitting. There is no option to set down the book when you finish one of the stories. Each tale will end at its appointed time, but you will rush right into the next one, anxious to see what Matt does next. The tales are entirely independent of one another, but the quality of writing never diminishes. If you have read any of Matt’s other books, you already know what I’m talking about. If this is your first experience with Matt’s horror, welcome to the fan club. I strongly suspect you will soon be seeking out his previous books. If you enjoy truly original horror shorts, Matt Drabble will not disappoint.