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Milk-Blood: A Tale of Urban Horror ❮Read❯ ➸ Milk-Blood: A Tale of Urban Horror ➻ Author Mark Matthews – Thomashillier.co.uk Lilly is ten years old born with a heart defect and already addicted to heroin Her mother is gone from her life and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned hou Tale of PDF ´ Lilly is ten years old born with a heart defect and already addicted to heroin Her mother is Milk-Blood: A PDF/EPUB or gone from her life and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the A Tale of Epub â abandoned house across the street The house intrigues her she can't stay away and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come inside For her mother is there buried in the back and this homeless man is Lilly's true father and both want their daughter back.


10 thoughts on “Milk-Blood: A Tale of Urban Horror

  1. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    A disturbing reading in a good sense The author contacted me and I received a copy of the book in exchange of a honest review BLOODY MILK This novel is exceptionally well written developing interesting characters in a raw scenario where anything can happensIt's a story merging several genres where horror is the leading one but also you can found family drama some bizarre romance using paranormal elements even adding brutally real stuff like drug use home violence etc This is not a story for the faint of heart but while it has several gory moments or the allusion of them the book is so well written with a smart and elegant style that only if you are too sensitive to stuff like mentioned in the previous paragraph you maybe would feel uncomfortable on the process of reading itThe personal insight of Mark Matthews the author due his experience as social worker is priceless to the construction of believable characters living in a real but uite hostile urban enviromentEven during the reading you are able to experience many different points of view sometimes about the same chapter but also the story is narrated by very different points of view of the main characters on itThe insertion of paranormal elements is made in such nifty way that you have no doubt that it's really happening Also in the early stages of the story you may think that some comments or scenes are kinda random but when you advance into the book you realize how crafty and wonderfully are intersected the apparent separate lives of the main characters to form a sad but brilliant tale


  2. karen karen says:

    this is a very unsettling novella which takes the horror of drug addiction child neglect and domestic abuse and then heaps a supernatural horror on top of it in case it's just not devastating enough on its own this becomes an allegory of the cycle of addiction which is not to diminish or underplay the harsh realities of these kinds of situations; instead it brings a fresh immediacy to a social problem that is such a familiar headline there's a danger of desensitization this story makes sure you're still horrified by this reality can still feel outrage it is very effective and there are some incredibly uncomfortable scenes so if you have delicate sensibilities you should stick to something else the author has worked in the addiction counseling field for a number of years and has seen some shit he can't unsee as a piece of figurative exorcism fiction i imagine it was very cathartic it's not always easy to read because the subject matter is harsh and inevitable but it is not without i wouldn't call it hope exactly but something that means less than hope and than justice probably something there's a word for in germanread it if you darecome to my blog


  3. Jan Jan says:

    Incredibly well written novella that takes the reader into the darkest side of life both real and imaginedThis is not for the faint of heartThis journey smacks you in the face right from chapter one There is drug abuse child abuse rape murder With characters so deep in addiction that they no longer care to find out if the voices in their head are real or just another part of their madnessAmazingly thrown in to this dark mix is the beautifully depicted Lilly A child born into this depravity with no voice of her own Taken care of if you can call it that by people who shouldn't be allowed to take care of a guppy This is the story of her life by those who brought her into it and those who are shaping it It's not an easy story to read but I was mesmerized none the lessI am both dreading and looking forward to finding out what is next for Lily with part 2 of this trilogy My thanks to Booklover Catlady for the digital copy sent at my reuest in exchange for a review I wanted to read this book and am really glad I did


  4. Char Char says:

    This is a serious as shit no holds barred urban horror story It was difficult to read at times and I've read a lot of horror books Trust me on thisBeing an addiction counselor Mark Matthews knows what he is talking about when it comes to drug addictions There are scenes here where characters are using drugs and the things they do the things they put their bodies through they're hard to stomach Really hardWhen these scenes involve children it's even worse Somehow though he reels the reader in and with no soft promises that everything is going to be okay either Everything is definitely NOT okay In fact there is one scene from this story that I will never forget and even now I read this some months back before it was released it sends chills up my spine It sounds like a brutal book and it was but in a way I still found hope in it Maybe just in the fact that someone noticed Lilly or thought about Lilly and her life Or maybe I have to feel that way so I don't have to admit that lives like this actually exist Highly recommended for fans of urban horror


  5. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Don't do drugs kidsjust don't This book It's going to take a bit to get it out of my head Not for the fainthearted at all Don't do drugs I received an copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


  6. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    Milk Blood is blood taken from a drug addict who has heroin in their system to be injected into the taker Horrendous concept but it's happening Described as suburban horror this is writing at it's finest StunningClever clever writing Mark Matthews This is an astonishing book that had me fixated unable to let go I could feel the tension in my body whilst reading this book the range of emotions stirred up from hope to disgust and shock Absolutely brilliant fiction I can't rave enoughThe concept of the book itself is sheer genius the author takes us on a journey with him into his imagination and life We are introduced to troubled damaged and lethal characters This book has darkness splashed all over it Mark Matthews drew me in and left me speechless at the endSet in Detroit in a run down street heroin addicts criminals rapists and murderers You can see and sense the hopelessness and danger through the writing the imagery is exceptional my imagination was going berserk reading this book Lilly is ten years old born with a heart defect and already addicted to heroin Her mother is gone from her life and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned house across the street The house intrigues her she can't stay away and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come insideFor her mother is there buried in the back and this homeless man is Lilly's true father and both want their daughter backWe hear from different perspectives Lilly is a wonderful character born into a difficult situation not of her choosing the product of a vicious rape born addicted to heroin yet she is so darn precious I just wanted to run her out of this hell hole and get her to safer ground Not to be Lilly is sucked into a black and dark world introduced to things no young girl should ever be subjected to I shook my head over and over againThe man across the street the scruffy homeless drug riddled man who lives in the burnt out house is a fascination to Lilly bad idea honey Really really bad idea He wants her back she is his you see he made her and he is listening to her mother who wants her back also except she is buried six feet underground dead as a doornail And that is not the only 'person' he is listening to He hears a lot of voices Holy macaroni is this book creepy and deranged I can't share how clever the writing is and the format of the book the plot it's so purposeful By the end of the book when it all comes together in a resoundingly powerful and horrifying series of events it all makes sense but until then the book keeps you dangling the pieces not uite fitting together The bathroom scene Just you waitThe tension this book created was tangible in me I could not stop turning the pages on my Kindle app my eyes were popping out of my head and I am pretty sure I held my breath than once Riveted and fascinating in an awful way There are some scenes in this book that defy logic but this is horror writing it's meant to take you out of your comfort zoneIt's sublime clever and magical the way it gets a hold of your feelings and imagination Just go with it Honestly I loved this book If you a horror fan or even like something with a strong suspenseful creepy factor this one is for you Outstanding story telling The characters are all exceptionally done each and every one I could see them smell them felt repelled by some of them I could see inside their deranged brains thanks to the author Then there is precious Lilly caught up with all this crazy stuff around her like a little light hidden in the mud but someone wants to put that light out will it dim slowly or keep shining on?An absolutely fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone brave enough to go there try something new even step outside that safe zone I bet you can't put it down once you get going My thanks to the author Mark Matthews who kindly sent me a copy of his book at my reuest in exchange for a review I wanted to read this book and am really glad I did thanks for the opportunity Mark


  7. Bark Bark says:

    Milk blood is a bleak unflinching look at people in desperate situations When I say bleak I am not exaggerating These people are than down on their luck they have hit rock bottom It’s a gripping mix of the horror show that is drug addiction and otherworldly horror that feels so natural your skin may crawl It’s descriptive and gut wrenching and some truly terrible things happen to an innocent young girl You might want to have something upbeat nearby because some of these scenes may wreck you Unless I’m just getting wimpier as the years go by Nah I don't think that's itI listened to this story in its unabridged audiobook format which immerses you in the desolation of the story The narrator is deadly serious as he needs to be and to be honest though it’s only 3 hours or so I had to take breaks and listen to some silly horror podcasts in between This story is intense and bothered me on a level that most horror can’t reach It’s similar to Lynda Barry’s Cruddy in that way Only without the humor There's nothing humorous hereDon’t do drugs people I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  8. Zoeytron Zoeytron says:

    If you like to read tales disturbing and unsettling if you aren't afraid to boldly stride over to the dark side you may want to make Lilly's acuaintance Her name has dual meanings 'a flower of death and new beginnings' In a crumbling section of Detroit there is a house that has been fire bombed It sits there malevolent rotting and reeking but not altogether abandoned A horror story of family and hardcore addiction this one promisesthreatens to stick pun or less intended with me for a very long time


  9. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    MILK BLOOD A Tale of Urban Horror is an amazing book Take One child who should never have been born and certainly never should have survivedHer mother who was impregnated by one father and wanted the other to kill the childTwo fathers one who is doing his drug addled best to care for Lily the other who simply wants her backThen there is Uncle Nelson who introduces Lily to his medicine which won't make her better but makes her feel betterAnd the derelict house across the road to which Lily is drawn and the voices talk to herI have been sucked into this world that is completely alien to me; a world of abject poverty of hopeless despair of drug addictionThis is a compulsive read; one that had me holding my breath in horror in dismay in disbelief; one that had my heart pounding and my fingers tremblingThank you Mark Matthews for the ARC in exchange for an honest review I will be seeking out your other works On the Lips of Children The Jade Rabbit and STRAYAll opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the 'about' page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookadaywordpresscom


  10. Rachel the Book Harlot Rachel the Book Harlot says:

    The house was like me Burnt up with enough holes that you could see its insides There is so much to like here First A Tale of Urban Horror could not be appropriate to describe this story In addition to the supernatural horror element there is also a vivid depiction of the real life horror faced by some whose lives are touched by extreme poverty and violence Of course that's not to say that everyone who faces poverty also faces certain aspects particular to Lilly's story But that's one of the things I truly liked about Mr Matthew's approach I never once felt that there were generalizations being made or that the characters came across as caricatures or stereotypes The circumstances felt uniue to these people while also painting a realistic picture of darker sides of life The entire package the horror story and the realism made for a very riveting and compelling read There are some powerful scenes two in particular come to mind that made me say wow The characters are also very well done They are flawed and very human In fact I found each one compelling in their own right And then there is the writing Oh how I love the writing and the style I wanted to roll around in it Even the dialogue matches the tone of the story perfectly Just well done I say Well done So if you're looking for a well written uniue story served with a dose of realism then I highly recommend Milk Blood Final Rating 4 Stars


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