Trying To Be So Quiet was originally publishing by Boo Books as a limited edition novella. It will shortly be released by The Sinister Horror Company; the new volume contains two extra stories alongside the title one: 'The Second Wish' and 'Damage'.
Trying To Be So Quiet & Other Hauntings presents three stories about love, loss and the horror that comes when grief removes our reason for living from the world.
In ‘The Second Wish’, a son coping with the sudden death of his parents returns to his childhood home only to find that, despite everything being familiar, things inside seem increasingly unreal.
In ‘Damage’ a grieving lover loses all sensation of pain as she tries to make sense of her enduring grief.
The title story is a novella telling of a husband’s struggle with the reality of his wife’s death as he remembers their life together. Although haunted, he struggles to find the ghosts that assail him as meaningful as the bleak fact that he is now alone. But that doesn’t stop him seeing them…
Trying To Be So Quiet & Other Hauntings will be available on Kindle and Paperback from Amazon and the Sinister Horror Company website from the 27th April 2019. You can purchase it here.
"...a deeply moving story, emotionally charged,with a powerful and rich narrative, it is an exemplary example of ability for quiet horror to chill a reader to the core." Gingernuts Of Horror.
"This hugely chilling and evocative story, mixing lyrical language and lost love, is told with great psychological acuity." Horror Blog UK
"A small, quiet, poignant novella about grief and significance... No noise, no fuss, just good, honest writing about the things that matter. Recommended." Gary McMahon
"I really enjoyed this short, condensed novelette, which is packed full of bitterness and yearning, defeatism and aspiration. It’s what loss actually feels like... It’s a fine piece of work." Gary Fry
"I literally had goosebumps when I finished reading"
Anthony Watson, Dark Musings
"A must read, wonderful.", Yvonne Davies, Terror Tree