BOOK REVIEW | The Town That Feared Dusk – Calvin Demmer

Hi everyone!

I’m I’m excited to be reviewing another short story by Calvin Demmer!

Sylvia Bernstein doesn’t want to end up on a dead-end path like a former journalism colleague. She begins searching the tabloid’s archives for a story that can get her career back on track. A strange bridge, with an abnormally high rate of suicides, seems like the perfect place to start. She journeys to the little town, eager to investigate, but encounters a tale far more sinister than she ever expected…



My second read from Calvin Demmer, and it’s very clear he is a talented author. The Town that Feared Dusk drew me in immediately and kept me hooked the whole way through. I didn’t see the end coming, and I’m still thinking about it after putting it down.

This is a very short read, and I think that’s what impresses me the most. Calvin Demmer is able to world build and put an awful lot of character development into a very short novel. I love that I was immediately drawn into the story and connected to the characters. There wasn’t a minute I was reading where I felt like things were too rushed. This is perfectly paced and definitely shocking!

I highly recommend checking The Town that Feared Dusk out. It’s going on my list of favorite reads from 2019 and I can’t wait to read more from Calvin Demmer!



Calvin Demmer is a dark fiction author. His debut collection, The Sea Was a Fair Master, was released in June 2018. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe.

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