I loved this book!
Halloween Nights is an anthology of four, stand alone stories, woven together by a terrifying thread, that takes you deep into the dark areas of human nature. These stories are like the old fashion tales of true fright and horror that I love. They don't don't rely on blood and gore but gets to the psychology and soul of what scares the characters the most. One reviewer mentioned a "Needful Things" vibe and I thought the same exact thing.
I don't know if Mr. Lucia lives near where he set his book, Halloween Nights, but I do. I'm a bit north of a town that could be Clifton Heights, (of course, I can't say for sure), and I'm a bit south of Lake George where he mentions the Adirondack Brewery (he's changed the name, but it's a real and great place to go). Whenever I drive through 'Clifton Heights' or go to the 'Brewery', or hike in the Adirondacks, I'll think of Halloween Nights. Especially if I pass a black 1977 Monte Carlo.
If you're looking for something creepy and disturbing for your palate this spooky season, read Halloween Nights by Kevin Lucia.
I received a complimentary ARC of Halloween Nights from Crystal Lake Publishing in exchange for an honest review.