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Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite
Where You Live by Gary McMahon has been lauded by The Guardian as being “Firmly in the front ranks of the new wave of British horror,” and I didn’t see a thing that would make me refute that declaration. This book includes nineteen horrifying tales of the macabre, guaranteed to keep you awake at night, or at least have you sleeping with a light on. Gary McMahon has assembled a few tales from a previous limited edition anthology of his, added a number of new tales, including some never before published, with Where You Live being the rather outstanding result. The tales in this collection run the gamut of the horror genre, and will awaken in you just about every emotion of which you are capable.
Where You Live is very well written, well edited, and well worth reading. Some of the stories in here will definitely hit you “where you live,” perhaps coming too close for comfort. At least one story – one which really stuck in my head – is incredibly sad, in spite of its dose of horror. Others may not be what you consider scary, but some of them definitely will. I know everybody has different tastes, but I’m betting everybody will be touched by at least one of these stories, and probably a lot more than one. Gary McMahon may be in the front ranks of British horror, but he is welcome to send his tales across the pond for our enjoyment, too. McMahon is a natural horror writer, and worth keeping an eye on.