Narrator: Rick Gregory
Series: The 3 H's #1
Published by Brian Barr on 27 April 2017
Length: 48 mins
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Mystery/Thriller, Romance
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A woman finds a head in her mother's garden.
Things get weirder when the head talks to her....
The head rolled from the weeds to the tip of her worn pink gardening shoes. Her blood rushed and her feet froze in place, her legs locked like statues.
A million questions poured into her brain at once. Where did this head come from? Why was this head in her mother's garden? Who would drop such a thing in the garden?
Who murdered this man, and where was the rest of his body?
She had to call the police.
She turned and started to walk back to her mother's house.
"Where are you going?"
Elizabeth's heart jumped.
"You're not just going to leave me out here, are you?" the head asked.
©2015 Brian Barr (P)2017 Brian Barr
What would you do if you found a lone human head in the yard? You’d probably do something practical, like dial 911 or bury it. What if that head started talking to you and begged not to be left alone? Yep. That’s the situation our heroine Elizabeth finds herself in.
This tale is equal parts horror, suspension, love story, and humor. First, it’s a decapitated head named Bill complaining about a headache. Ha! Poor Bill doesn’t have many memories but he does enjoy Elizabeth’s company. As time goes by, Elizabeth comes to care for Bill as well despite Bill’s off-putting odor.
Things move along as Bill insists they go in search of his body. More memories come back and Elizabeth is drawn into a twisted paranormal situation. Let’s just say that Bill comes from a messed up family.
It was fun and I wasn’t expecting so much humor nor the love story. Also, on a personal note, my husband’s name is Bill and I couldn’t help but picture his head as The Head in this tale. That just added to the enjoyment of this story, not that I want to decapitate the man. Just if he ever ends up in that situation, I’d like to think I would love him all the same. For such a short story, it was full of entertaining surprises.
I received a free copy of this book.
The Narration: Rick Gregory did a great job as Bill the detached head. He fluctuated between serious and caring, pleading and decisive, with ease. His character voices were distinct though I felt that Elizabeth could sound a bit more feminine without sounding slightly cartoony.
This review first appeared on Dab of Darkness.
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