Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh
Oh, what a dark delight The Atrocities turned out to be. I bought this book on a whim just because I liked the title, the story was even better! Jeremy C Shipp has conjured up a visual treat with his grotesque imagery.
Imagine if you will, walking through a hedge maze to arrive at the home of your new employers. Signs are posted to guide you… “If you come across a big-breasted bear with a child’s head in her jaws, you’re going the wrong way.” “Turn right at the woman sliced into twelve pieces.” Would you continue?
Danna Valdez has been hired by Mr. and Mrs. Evers to tutor their troubled daughter, Isabella. Trouble is, Ms. Valdez can’t see Isabella. It is said that she is a ghost, but sometimes things just aren’t always as simple as black and white. We see the vivid atrocities and hear the sounds from the unknown as we wander the halls and rooms of the Evers mansion along with Ms. Valdez as our guide. Slowly the story unfolds and oh, what a story it is. Deception and subterfuge are around every corner lurking in the shadows. Nothing is what it seems, yet it is all too real. Just when Ms. Valdez thinks she has a handle on what is occurring in the Evers mansion another little surprise awaits her.
Shipp is an excellent storyteller who will keep you engrossed until the very end. Do give this one a read, I think you will enjoy it. You can pick up a copy HERE!