Periphery

A Tale of Cosmic Horror

Fiction - Horror
383 Pages
Reviewed on 08/06/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Alien creatures are attacking people in broad daylight, and the only people that can stop them are a terrorist, a murderer, and an alcoholic. The clock is ticking, and time is almost out before the world is at the mercy of diurnal monsters in the chilling horror story, Periphery (A Tale of Cosmic Horror) by Michael Winter. Ever since Andrew was a boy, his father, Dr. John Tate, warned him about looking too closely at the world around him because there are creatures undetectable to the naked eye who would hunt him down and kill him. As he grew up, Andrew denied their existence but all the same feared the unseen monsters lurking among the bushes and trees. Everything changes the day he negotiates a hostage situation. The homeless man holding the woman against her will proves that his father is correct. Both the hostage and Andrew are shocked to see a creepy being exactly where the man indicated. Now more people are reporting sightings and deaths related to frightening monsters. The aliens are coming to devour the inhabitants of the earth, but unfortunately, the only people that can save the world are hindered by their reputations and positions. With time running out, can Andrew, Dr. Tate, and his assistant come up with a plan to decimate the aliens? Or is it already too late?

Periphery (A Tale of Cosmic Horror) by Michael Winter is a thrilling tale about those things that incite our imagination and haunt our dreams. It is an action-packed and blood-curdling novel that has a dynamic plot with a spine-chilling storyline that kept me on the edge of my seat until its harrowing conclusion. From the start, this captivating story is easy to get caught up in, and with likable and relatable characters, it is easy to be sucked into the terror threatening their lives. This hard to put down book is a riveting tale that nightmares are made from, and will not fail to thrill those who enjoy suspense and horror-filled thrillers. Due to some strong language and violence, it is more suitable for mature readers, and also contains a trigger warning regarding adult cutting.