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Ékleipsis by Tamel Wino #BookReview

The sun has finally set on humanity…

What happens when we give in to the darkness?

Ékleipsis is a debut short story collection written by Canadian author Tamel Wino, with hints of Chuck Palahniuk’s and Cormac McCarthy’s stripped, vivid writing styles. This gripping book explores the havoc wreaked when ordinary people abandon their humanity to pursue their darkest desires, and questions just how far people will go to follow their baser instincts.

Each story takes a version of a person we’ve known in our own lives and transforms them into something completely unnerving—yet all too familiar.

These dark, complex characters and twisted tales of the once ordinary will change your perception of humanity forever.

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Title: Ékleipsis | Author: Tamel Wino| Publisher: | Pub. Date: December 2, 2020 | Pages: 176| Language: English | Genre: Horror| ISBN13: 978-1777408800 | Source: Received a copy from the NetGalley for review consideration | Starred Review

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Ékleipsis Review

Ékleipsis, a collection of five short stories, packs nail biting tension and deliciously disturbing images in a tight 176 pages. Each story leaves the reader salivating for more.

“The Other Son” hooked me with a slow eerie burn. It’s was a brilliant pick to start this collection. The creepy factor rated off the scale as the reader is introduced to a social outcast of a man with a secret. This one will give you goosebumps!

“Closing Cost” delivers a bloody revenge story. A woman and married man have an affair. That’s about all I can say without giving away the thrilling climax.

“When in Doubt” tells the story of a soldier with PTSD and his wife. Paranoia coat the pages of this quick paced story. It asks, how far would you go for the truth? Plenty of disturbing moments in this one.

“The Has-Been” is about a former basketball star who is full of resentment for his young protegee. Mix in an intense anger management problem and alcohol and boom!

“All In” completes this collection with a gambling addict who must play the most dangerous game of his life. The stakes are high and his morals are in question. I literally shouted, “NO!” when this one was over because I wanted more.

I didn’t want this collection to end. Any one of these stories could be developed into an edgy relentless horror novel. I can’t wait to discover more from this author. Readers, get ready! This one will have you staying up late (with the lights on) to finish!

You can purchase a copy of this book via your normal retailer, but please consider purchasing it from a local indie bookshop instead. It can be found here at Indiebound or at Bookshop. Please note the Bookshop link is an affiliate link and each purchase you make through it helps to support Sci-Fi & Scary and keep the site running.

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