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.
Let me know what you think!