Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth by Chris Priestley

Release Date: 7th March, 2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 288pgs

The Story

The spine-chilling third title in the brilliantly received series of ghost stories by Chris Priestley.

Robert is taking the train by himself for the first time, but what should be a thrilling journey turns into something much scarier when the train breaks down at the mouth of a dark tunnel.

As the hours pass and no help comes, a kind woman tells him a series of spine-chilling stories, each one stranger than the first, and Robert begins to wonder whether she has a much darker side . . .

Read on to the final terrifying destination . . . if you dare.

The Review

A big thanks to Jess from She Known As Jess Blog Spot for sending me a copy of this book!

Some books are made for summer afternoons, but others like TALES OF TERROR FROM THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH is the perfect read for those - like me - who love staying up late and reading in the dark of the night. You know, those kind of nights where you hear creepy noises from the creaking floorboards, where you mistake your air-con for ghostly paranormal activity and the cool gust of wind outside your bedroom window? Yeah those precious ones. This is my first Chris Priestley book and because of my love of horror stories I thoroughly enjoyed this book and what it had to offer.

Robert, the main character, is on a train back to boarding school and when the train stops at the entry of a tunnel, a mysterious woman tells the boy stories to help pass the time. But these aren't your typical fairy tale stories. Instead, they are dark tales of absolute terror that are uniquely creative, entertaining, and a joy to devour because each and every story has a great twist to it.

In TALES OF TERROR FROM THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH there are about nine collections of short stories. Probably one of my favourite tales is the one of A New Governess, a story about a mean Governess who get's her just desserts and I love the contemporary issue of the Catholic church's abuse in this old-fashion Gothic tale of terror. But for you to understand what I'm talking about, you will need to pick up a copy of this book. Overall, I enjoyed all of the stories mentioned in the book and be sure to check it out when you get a chance, because they are short reads with enough packed fun and action in them. And did I mention very creepy? Yeah . . . they're quite creepy. But that's the fun of it.

The Rating

4/5 stars


  1. OOOH CREEPY! I used to love reading all sorts of horror novels and short stories when I was younger and while I don't read as many today, I still devour them when I come across the good ones. Sounds like this is definitely one to add to the Halloween list :D Awesome review!


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