Shana Hammaker and I have been mutually following each other on Twitter for a while now. It’s a consensual stalking based on the fact that we’re both writers, we both like scary things, and we both write scary things. (Yes, this is totally a namedrop. Eat your hearts out.)
Charlie is book one of Twelve Terrifying Tales for 2011. I like starting at the beginning, you know. I also wanted to read this one because it’s about a body that keeps popping up which reminds me of The Trouble With Harry.
However, a problem body is where the similarities end as Charlie is much more sinister than Harry.
Alex’s life is going along swimmingly. She’s got a job, a fiance, and a new house. It’s all peachy keen. And then a body turns up in her basement. A persistent little corpse she calls Charlie, it just will not stay buried.
This is a twisted little story that unearths more than just a corpse. It’s a tight, quick read that’ll have you double checking your basement.
Okay, maybe that’s just me. I’m easily influenced sometimes.
Still, if you’re looking for a short, creepy read, I highly recommend this one.