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When Darkness Loves Us

By: Elizabeth Engstrom
Narrated by: Karly Hutchins
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Sally Ann and Martha. Two women, searching for love. Finding terror.

During a terrifying storm, a gentle childhood is destroyed by a twisted man who promises love but delivers nightmare.

In the lightless depths of an underground labyrinth, unseen creatures lie in wait for an innocent traveler, cold skeletal hands stretched out in welcome.

There is horror in darkness - horror made greater when darkness loves us....

©1984 Elizabeth Engstrom (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

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Perfectly narrated Creepfest!

These novellas were absolutely incredible. Karly Hutchins nailed the voices across both stories in a way that complimented the writing; I ended up sitting in a parking lot in my car for 17 minutes just to finish listening to "Beauty Is..."
I love this kind of horror, where the world building and the macabre and the human element all come together and leave you reeling. There aren't jump scares but I won't ever forget either of these stories and I can't wait to read more Engstrom now, especially if Hutchins is narrating.

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A rediscovered grotesque classic

80s horror fans will rejoice at this duology of novellas by Engstrom, which reveals allegiances to authors ranging from Clive Barker to Sherwood Anderson. Valancourt does fantastic work finding hidden gems of the horror genre, and this collection is no exception.

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Loved it

Definitely one of the best from the paperbacks from hell revivals.
Overall, "When Darkness Loves Us" is a compelling and unsettling read that showcases Engstrom's skill as a storyteller. Fans of horror, psychological suspense, and literary fiction are sure to find much to appreciate in these two haunting tales.


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great stories!

Karly Hutchins did a great job reading these stories. I enjoyed the writing very much. It pulls you in right a way and doesn't let go. The stories were good, very original and each one different. I can see why Valancourt and Grady Hendrix wanted to reprint this and bring more awareness to this lady. I'm sure glad i bought Black Ambrosia as well.

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A couple of fun dark stories!

The author did a fantastic job writing the two different stories in this book. The first story was very short and ended kind of abruptly, but the second story pulled you in right away with another great tale. The narrator did an awesome and entertaining job with all of the characters by giving them their own individual voices and paired with Elizabeth Engstrom great writing skills, takes us for a walk on the dark side, The sound quality was very clear, nice and even throughout, and I had no problem listening to it on my outdated phone inside my vehicle.

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Stunning

Two short stories - the first is a bit more fantastical than the second, but both are weird, tense, and have endings that will shock and haunt you. The narrator is incredible!

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nothing boring about this book whatsoever.

I loved every character. extremely well written. held my attention the entire time. I would highly recommend this.

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Truly excellent writing

Worth the credit. I can't believe I had never heard of this author before. Psychologically disturbing with a bit of depth if you sit and actually think about what the author is telling, however, I do not like to think too deeply and this was just a fantastic listen.

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Both stories great...

So this book came out in 1985 and it has 2 stories. I enjoy them both, but I really liked the 2nd one a little bit more. It was a very quick easy listen, narrator did a wonderful job. Really psychological horror.

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When Darkness Loves Us

Two excellent stories!I loveed the first one where a woman goes missing for 20 years.The second was great too. Karly Hutchins was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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