Down by the Sea: and Other Tales of Dark Destiny, Michelle Mellon

This exceptional short story horror collection of spine-chillers follows the inevitable path travelled towards truth or justice, whether their own, or from the universe at large:

A tough teen meets his match in an elderly woman who has been ridding the neighborhood of its thugs, one by one. 
A repeat drunk driver is cursed to spend the rest of his days trapped behind the wheel. 
A pregnant teen murders her parents and devises a gruesome nativity scene. 
A woman uncovers a preacher’s deadly solution to ridding the world of evildoers. 
A serial killer looks to reunite with his estranged mother.
The little things you think you see can lead to crippling paranoia, but a little self-surgery can take care of your troublesome eyes. 
A young woman discovers her family’s fate is to sacrifice themselves to horrific mermaids. 
An anxious gardener murders his nosy neighbor to keep the secret about his chemically-enhanced prize rose garden. 
A woman is afraid of the dark because it will release the beast that lives inside her. 
A woman tries hypnotherapy for childhood trauma and learns her abuser is now her doctor. 
A woman tries to forget the murders of her baby and husband by ignoring the proof in the back seat of her car. 
Satan seeks revenge on the woman who spurned him by forcing her to give birth to him.
A dying woman returns to her childhood home and encounters the ghosts of her enslaved ancestors.

Anthologies are soon becoming my favorite type of reads, why? They are the perfect books to pick up and get lost in if ever you are having a busy day. I adore anthologies and short stories but only if they are written flawlessly with each story being supremely well developed with a wealth of information. Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny is just this; a perfect anthology book that has flawlessly written stories written throughout it that will compel, intrigue and excite you from beginning to end! Michelle Mellon, the talented author of Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny, is an incredible writer whose work needs to be recognized and read by all readers so, please book lovers, if you adore anthologies and books with brilliant stories then you will love this! If you are not entirely convinced just yet then read the rest of my review to learn more about this exceptional book!

Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Horror stories are currently my go to read so when I read the description of Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny  I knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could learn about it. Never before have I been so captivated by a collection of horror short stories and this is thanks to the exceptional author Michelle Mellon and her talented literature and so, if you are a reader who loves books that will terrify as well as thrill you then Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny is for you!

Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny is a collection of horror stories and each one is disturbing but entertaining. There are many stories featured within Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny, however, I am going to mention my favorites. One of my favorites is about a serial killer who tries to make amends with his mother, another is about a woman who is afraid of the dark because the dark releases the beast from within her and my personal favorite was one about a drunk driver who repeatedly abuses the law and he is forced to spend the rest of his life trapped behind the wheel… how terrifying is that! These are just some of the stories featured in Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny, and although some of them are very dark, they are all entertaining and will definitely entertain, shock and terrify readers from story one to the last story.

Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny is a composition of very different stories that will all compel you to read and get lost in fully. The twists and turns in the stories featured were exceptional and kept me turning the pages like a mad woman!

Michelle Mellon is an incredibly talented author, there is no doubt about this as she has proved this in her different short stories. I adored how she managed to set the scene up for the story quickly and make me able to invest in the characters in the matter of a few pages. Mellon’s stories may be short, but each tale is well-developed with an excellent plot, rich characterization and compelling components that will make you fall madly in love with Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny!

Overall Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny is a sensational collection of short stories and so I have no choice but to award Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny e a dazzling five stars! It is a unique, chilling, thrilling, exceptional book that will have you turning the pages with haste. The stunning literature courtesy of Michelle Mellon will excite as well as enthrall you from the first page with his well-formed stories. So please book lovers, read this excellent book, you will not be disappointed!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Down by the Sea: and Other Tales of Dark Destiny. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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