Monday, August 15, 2016

Chasing Ghosts by Glenn Rolfe [5 stars]


From the Description

The Cobbs were ignorant woods-people that died off and left nothing to fear. Locals in Naples, Maine think they know this story. But are they wrong?

Luke Howard and his mom move to Naples and Luke’s eager to make new friends. When Jason and Davey invite him out to the abandoned Cobb place for a game they call "chasing ghosts," he’s ready and willing. However, the boys will come to discover that some vacant houses are better left to die alone.

Meanwhile, a punk band set to play in a rented cabin out of town feel eyes upon them. Somebody’s watching, but not their usual audience. When their lead singer strays too far from the group and disappears, his band mates set out in the darkness to find him.

Police Chief Walt Henderson is about to discover that there’s more going on out in the woods of his town than he ever imagined.

Chasing ghosts is more than just some children’s game.

Print Length:  102 pages
Publisher: Sinister Grin Press (August 1, 2016)
Publication Date:  August 1, 2016


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Chasing Ghosts takes the backwoods, inbred cannibal out of the realm of cheese and turns it into a genuinely terrifying tale. The main characters are realistic people dealing with everyday problems. All people you recognize making them easy to follow and root for. The Cobbs are truly horrifying villains that will make you think twice before wandering around in the woods. The action starts right away and doesn't let up until the end. This story is bloody, violent, and fantastic for horror lovers who aren't squeamish. Glenn Rolfe has outdid himself with this nasty little book! I highly recommend this fast paced and graphic 5 star read.

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About the Author
Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Hunter Shea, Brian Moreland and many others. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.

He is the author the novellas,  Abram's Bridge,  Boom Town,  Things We Fear, and the forthcoming,  Chasing Ghosts;  the short fiction collection,  Slush;  and the novels,  The Haunted Halls  and  Blood and Rain.

His first novella collection,  Where Nightmares Begin, was released in March 2016.

You can find him at or on Facebook , Twitter, and GoodReads

Praise for Glenn Rolfe
"Things We Fear  is a compulsively readable tale of obsession and dark suspense, with one of the creepiest villains I’ve encountered in recent years." — Tim Waggoner, author of  The Way of All Flesh
"Glenn Rolfe’s new thriller is addictive. A  quick,  compelling read. Rolfe creates tension with a minimal amount of words. His characters are so well-drawn they come alive (before they die)." — Duncan Ralston, author of  Salvage

  "Fast paced and tense, with one of the most interesting monsters I’ve read about in recent times." — Patrick Lacey, author of  A Debt to Be Paid

"Glenn Rolfe is quickly establishing a name for himself as one of a number of excellent new writers to ensure the horror genre is kept alive and well." — Catherine Cavendish, author of  Dark Avenging Angel

"There is a definite old school feel about this novella (Things We Fear). It isn’t an over the top gore fest. Instead, what we have is a tense, psychological thriller that builds steadily towards a fitting climax." -Adrian Shotbolt, at Ginger Nuts of Horror