Title: Floor Four
Author: A. Lopez, Jr.
Published: May 15, 2013 by Ace-Hil-Ink
Purchased: February 17, 2015, free on Kindle.
Blurb: ‘A loud bang was heard from above, scaring the boys. They shined their lights up the stairwell. The sounds of chains rattling on the floor stirred the dust above. Something or someone was up there. Doug, hiding his fear, took a couple of more steps up. Brandon and Kyle looked at him, their feet locked in place. They had no intention of going any further.’
A tale of horror with a twist of the Twilight Zone. The old, abandoned Saint Vincent Hospital is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the notorious serial killer, known as The Mangler. Coleman died on the fourth floor after being shot by police. For the three Jr. High boys, their curiosity gets the best of them as they explore the old hospital, despite ‘Old Man’ Jake’s warning. No one knew of Jake’s dark connection to the killer and the hospital. And now, on the anniversary of The Mangler’s death, a group of high school kids are planning a private party on the haunted fourth floor. Jake must keep everyone out and protect them from the true evil that lurks on Floor Four.
Review: I’m scared.
This is the first book that I can remember scaring me in a long while. The only other books I can remember scaring me like this are the Goosebumps books I read as a kid. Do not read this book at night unless you’re brave, it will have you looking under the bed and in your closets.
This has a sitting around the camp fire telling ghost stories feel to it and I absolutely love it. I kind of, just a little bit, wish it was longer but, in all honesty, it’s perfect the way it is as a novella. If I were ever to go camping with my friends, I would definitely pull my kindle out and read this story.
It didn’t drag and it was so well written that I didn’t want to put it down, I actually had to force myself to drag it out so I didn’t get cross eyed reading this. This novella is short but, it will mess with your mind in the best way. You won’t know what’s a dream and what’s reality and that’s what makes a good horror story.
Thank you for reading my review.