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"​. . . masterfully written . . . thirteen thrillingly horrifying stories that will either give you the creeps or make you wonder how fragile humans are"

— Manhattan Book Review

"Llewellyn spins out the potential horrors of being a woman into something that could only be at home in an urban legend or a blockbuster thriller, all while keeping the seed of powerless dread which exists every day for so many people."

— San Francisco Book Review

"Prepare to veer between being scared, repulsed and genuinely moved."

— Carly Holmes, author of Figurehead

"A dazzlingly dark and twisted collection, combining elegant plot twists with a brilliantly observed vision of depravity and evil. Proof positive that human nature is ultimately the scariest subject of all."

— Alan Bilton, author of The End of the Yellow House

In this collection of thrilling short stories, Rachael Llewellyn adeptly traverses the outer edges of human experience and the horror that often comes with it. Twisting between the disturbing, the humorous, and the heartbreaking, Human Beings will forever change the way you look at your neighbour, how you treat your coworker, and even make you second guess the person lying next to you in bed. Because real monsters aren't what you see on late night television . . . the real monsters live just around the corner. 

"A collection that leaves you feeling damaged to the core for belonging to this fraternity of gloriously deranged beings. Impressive and important."

— K.E. Barron, author of The Eye of Verishten

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what readers are saying . . .

"Holy wow, I'm not super into short stories but this totally blew me away."

— Goodreads Reviewer

 

"This is a brilliant read."

— Amazon UK Reviewer

 

"The author writes in a no-holds-barred way. Almost nothing is off the table. There is graphic violence, and there will be triggers for some. The results are a fascinating mix of humor, terror, and sorrow."

— Amazon.com Reviewer

 

"Very strong collection covering a range of dark and horrifying storylines."

— Goodreads Reviewer

"To say I devoured this book would be an understatement."

— Amazon.com Reviewer

 

"A disturbingly-fantastic and shockingly-twisted collection of shorts! A delicious serving of horror-filled amuse bouche so good that it left me wanting even more! Good, old fashioned horror at it's best!"

— Goodreads Reviewer

"Horrible, grisly WONDERFUL stories. Llewellyn isn't just being gratuitously horrific. She is a good writer."

— Goodreads Reviewer

 

"Wow. Creepy and unnerving short stories that stick in the mind after reading."

— Amazon UK Reviewer

 

"Disturbing and unsettling . . . but brilliant!"

— Amazon.com Reviewer

 

"Some books need weeks, some needs months and some; YOU JUST CAN'T stop reading because they are TOO GOOD!"

— Goodreads Reviewer

 

"Rachael Llewellyn is such a discovery and I'm happy to share it..."

— Goodreads Reviewer

"Wow, what a great book. It isn't often I read a book this quick, however Rachael Llewellyn has done an amazing job putting together some outstanding short stories."

— Amazon.com Reviewer

"I loved every moment, but it's definitely not for the faint of heart."

— Goodreads Reviewer

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Rachael Llewellyn is an English novelist. Her previous work includes the Red Creek series (Down Red Creek and Impulse Control, both with Sulis International Press), and her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. She is currently a PhD candidate at Swansea University and is completing her thesis on trauma and memory in folklore. 

Follow Rachael on Twitter @FumigatedSpace

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