Sinkhole

A Horror Story

Fiction - Horror
219 Pages
Reviewed on 10/05/2019
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Author Biography

April A. Taylor is an award-winning, #1 best-selling multi-genre author. Her debut horror novel, The Haunting of Cabin Green, was featured on four "Best Horror Books of 2018" lists (PopSugar, Inquisitr, Bored Panda, and Ranker).

The Haunting of Cabin Green was a #1 bestseller in LGBT Horror, Ghosts, Gothic, and U.S. Horror. It has remained on Amazon's LGBT Horror bestsellers list for 18+ consecutive months. Cabin Green was also the top vote-getter in the Horror/Suspense category of The Kindle Book Review's Readers' Choice Awards (2018).

Taylor's other books include:

-Sinkhole: A Horror Story (featured on Grit Daily's 'Scariest Books of 2019')
-Corvo Hollows: A Psychological Thriller (a Reedsy 5-Star Must Read Book)
-The Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Series
-The Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales Series.

Many of her books take their inspiration from real-life events. Local history is woven throughout the Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Series, and all of her novels/novellas contain at least one or two elements from the author's life.

In her psychological thriller book, Corvo Hollows, Taylor delved even deeper into her own real-life events through a fictionalized account of one of the freakiest encounters she's ever been involved in. The main character in Corvo Hollows also battles fibromyalgia, as does the author.

April A. Taylor currently lives in Michigan with the love of her life and their two cats. She is an Active (professional level) member of the Horror Writers Association. If her life was a cartoon, she'd be Lisa Simpson.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Sinkhole is a work of horror fiction penned by author April A. Taylor. Written for adult audiences due to highly explicit content in the language and violence elements, this diverse, visceral and exciting tale is not for the faint of heart. As strange events sweep the nation in the United States of America, it seems like Mother Nature is hell-bent on punishing humanity for its many sins. Survival becomes key, but it’s hard to keep track of reality when nature itself has turned the world upside down. Worst enemies are forced to work together or meet their doom in this multi-perspective tale that asks humanity to look at its real capabilities under pressure.

One of the great strengths of Sinkhole as a novel is its pacing, which balances just the right amount of detail in each scene before it switches to another place and time, shifting perspectives of terror and storylines with both adequate information but concise timing. This makes for a horror read where the pace never lets up and explores diverse LGBT themes as well as current political and social movements against the backdrop of utter global disaster. Author April A. Taylor builds both suspense and atmosphere well, with vivid descriptions and heated dialogue that hold tension until just the right moment. The balance between character-driven motivations and the overarching plot sits well, shifting the perspective of what a horror novel really has the potential to be. Overall, Sinkhole is an intelligent and terrifying triumph in the world of horror fiction.