Samhain Publishing, $3.50, ISBN 978-1-61923-138-2
Art Stanhope’s crazy, bad-tempered, unpredictable wife Catherine is dead. The woman who made his life miserable apparently committed suicide by driving off into a river. Now, he could finally hook up properly with Missy, Catherine’s far more pleasant sister that he started an affair with a while back, and they can start life anew together with his brat Connor. Well, not if Catherine has her say. Yes, she’s back, and she wants revenge. The question now is: who does she want to kill? And why is she so angry anyway, if she took her own life in the first place? Okay, the answer to the previous question is clear cut: it is obvious from the opening scene that Catherine was… da-da-dum… murdered.
Death Do Us Part is a short work, so the author wisely jumps straight into the fray and serves up a no-nonsense good old monster-on-a-spree tale. I have no issues with this story, aside from the fact that it is, alas, not very memorable at the end of the day. Art is a bland character, and the rest of the cast are no better. Making things worse is the fact that it lacks surprises – I managed to correctly guessed the identity of those who want Catherine dead early on because it’s obvious; it’s actually harder not to make a correct guess, heh.
At the end of the day, this is what it is: a short and rather forgettable story that may just do the trick if one needs a quick horror fix. Just don’t expect it to leave pleasant chilling aftermaths.
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