Circus of Horrors by Carole Gill

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    Riveting. Imaginative. Chilling. Fantastical. From the first few pages, I knew I would love this book.

    What exactly is wrong with this circus?

    There are demonic, flesh-eating clowns, murderous midgets, there is a fat lady with some peculiar tastes (to put it mildly) and there is an old man with one hell of a secret.

    Old Pa keeps a trunk with some very special souvenirs. When a stranger joins up who has second sight (among other talents) the old man’s son gets nervous.

    If that isn’t enough, there are a lot of very strange beings not to mention a succubus or two and some beings from hell!

    Buckle up it’s one hell of a ride, literally.

    About Carole Gill:

    Carole Gill
    Carole Gill

    Carole writes all sorts of horror, everything from gothic vampires to demonic clowns.

    Her latest novel, Circus of Horrors is on sale now. It was inspired by characters in Carole Gill’s House of Horrors.

    Review by Myra:

    Riveting. Imaginative. Chilling. Fantastical. From the first few pages, I knew I would love this book. I love the circus, am fascinated by it and yet am always slightly suspicious of its magical environ. Ms. Gill takes the idea of the circus as a haven for the unusual and dynamic and turns it into a wild ride into damnation.

    A place of wonder to the outside world and a refuge to the spectacles that operate in its world, the characters were vibrant and complex in their sins from the start. When it first began, I saw the main characters:Fred and Old Pa as the guardians of their small, misfit entertainment troupe but as the book went along so many secrets unfolded that darker suspicions began to stir.

    Enter Joe, the carny with a mysterious air who offers them them an opportunity to be apart of a real circus! Like the protagonist, I was wary of Joe and his too good to be true offer. By the end, even I was surprised how much such apprehension was really warranted! Ms. Gill pulls no punches and the horror presented within the pages is both stark and unforgiving as the story unfolded. She captures the magic of the circus and what it means to work within such an environment extremely well.

    There is a fat lady, midgets, clowns and more, detailed with tragic pasts and horrendous futures. Deception, betrayal and tragedy outline each character to such a point that I even at the end of the book, I was wondering if anyone ever had a shot at redemption.

    If you are looking for a well written, imaginative yarn that will put a chill in your spine, definitely check this one out. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to checking out more of this author’s work!

    Review by Lori Safranek:

    I’m never going to the circus again. Nope, no sir, no way. Not after meeting the characters in Carole Gill’s excellent Circus of Horrors. Gill doesn’t fool around with rampaging elephants or slippery footed acrobats (two of my fears about going to the circus).

    She takes the reader on a twisted, dark journey to a circus filled with strange folks, all with their own secrets, their own sins, their own dreams. Dreams don’t come true, however, for anyone in the troupe of unemployed circus workers

    Fred has under his wing. White face and a big red smile hide mutilated faces of three clowns who have a taste for evil. Two little people who are tortured by their desires. And a fat lady who is tragically disappointed in life.

    They think they’ve found their deliverance when they’re invited to join a small circus, but nothing under the Big Top is what it seems. Gill puts so many twists and turns in this book, it is impossible to put it down.

    And readers might have a bad dream or two later. But such delightful, dark dreams! This is a must read