Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite
Short Tales of Horror Part II by Regina Puckett is a collection of short horror stories with a twist in the tale. Each story is well constructed with solid characters and each story hooks you in. From a haunted asylum to a creepy cat lady who has her own unique way of dealing with would be burglars, I enjoyed each tale.
The opening story, set in an asylum, follows a Sheriff working with a group of paranormal researchers as they try to contact the dead. They get more than they bargained for. Silent Baby Screams had a double twist which I did not see coming as a woman tries to look after her baby, despite her husband's cold behaviour towards her. A young boy decides to pay back all the people in his life that have upset him - with murderous consequences. A slimming pill has some unforeseen side effects for a couple when the woman can't stop eating. A young family moves to a new home with a bad history that is about to impact on their present.
Regina Puckett knows how to draw you in with Short Tales of Horror Part II. The characters were well developed in such a short space of time. I feel this book will do well. The story themes are familiar, but in short stories this will help the reader set the scene quicker so they can enjoy the story. Definitely not for younger readers, the stories are very dark with disturbing outcomes. A must-read for horror fans.