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Reviewed by Melanie Kennedy for Readers' Favorite
The Broken Darkness by Theresa Braun is a collection of short horror stories guaranteed to raise the hair on your neck and make you think twice about the supernatural world around us. Whether you are a believer in the paranormal or not, Theresa’s stories teach us a valuable lesson – sometimes human beings can be the real monsters. Her thirteen dark tales explore themes such as love, forgiveness, hypocrisy, and psychopathy throughout America, all the way to picturesque Scotland, and further on to mystical Romania. Some stories investigate the folly of man, while others breathe a sense of hope into their unlucky characters. Their escapades include angels, vampires, aliens, and monsters, creating a plethora of stories that any horror fan would love to explore. Theresa writes thrilling and macabre stories exploring how frightening and emotional it is to deal with death and the possibility of things beyond our understanding.
I utterly loved Theresa Braun’s collection of short stories filled with terror. It’s a genre I particularly enjoy, and Theresa has expertly explored the line between horror's supernatural and emotional aspects. The Broken Darkness has your classic unbelievable stories but also explores the real horror of what people are willing to do to each other. Theresa has a keen sense of the psyche of humans and narrates frightening and gruesome stories. My favorite tale was Dying for an Invitation. Her romantic style of writing belied the plot twist at the end and showed what a great writer she is. This is a must-read for any horror fan or any short-story enthusiast looking to prickle their skin with anticipation.