What Waits in the Shadows

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Pub Date 17 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 13 Jan 2024

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How long can horrifying secrets stay buried? Twenty years after watching her father's brutal murder, Lisa Kallman is on the verge of a dream life. Her father's killer is in prison, she has a job helping children who've suffered like her and she's about to be married.

But Lisa can't escape the foreboding dread that tells her danger is around the corner. And when she begins hearing strange voices and people around her vanish, she wonders if her own memories can be trusted.

Is Lisa going mad, or is something evil and inhuman stalking her?

How long can horrifying secrets stay buried? Twenty years after watching her father's brutal murder, Lisa Kallman is on the verge of a dream life. Her father's killer is in prison, she has a job...


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“What Waits in the Shadows” by Wil Forbis is about Lisa. Lisa watched her father be murdered when she was a child but now twenty years later, she has the perfect life. Lisa and her fiancé have bought a new home, and she has a fulfilling job. Her life starts spiraling when her father’s killer might get out of prison, and she starts hearing strange sounds in her new home. Can her memories of that night twenty years ago be trusted and are the strange happenings currently related?

I liked the story; the characters were relatable and well written. I liked the haunted house/ spooky vibes. It isn’t a huge book and did not have useless info or I really enjoyed it. 4 out of 5 stars.

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Wow what a book thank you ever so much for the opportunity to review. I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend to others

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85/100 or 4.25 stars

This was great! I have never heard of the author before this, but it seemed interesting and I wanted to check it out. I am glad I received the arc, as this was a great time. Solid horror story with a good conclusion! I will definitely check out other stories by this author in the future. The author is not on Goodreads, so there is no way to post my review there, but I would have otherwise!

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I loved this book. I liked how different and unexpected it was. I found the characters enjoyable to read; the good and the evil ones. I also found the differing perspectives really easy to follow and actually added to the dynamic of the story.

What What’s in the Shadows follows the story of Lisa after the murder of her father. Just when life seems to be settling and working out, her world begins to unravel. Throughout this process she learns what truely happened the night of her father’s death and how this even now still impacts those around her.

Would post to Goodreads but not available yet!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Lisa watched her father be murdered when she was a child but now twenty years later, she has the perfect life. Lisa and her fiancé have bought a new home, and she has a fulfilling job. Her life starts spiraling when her father’s killer might get out of prison, and she starts hearing strange sounds in her new home.

I liked the story and the characters were well written. I liked the haunted house/spooky vibes.
I will look at more books by this author!

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What Waits In The Shadows

5 Stars

Lisa was just a child when her father was murdered in front of her and her mother. Her mother, driven insane, is sent to an asylum while Lisa is sent to foster care. Years of therapy later, Lisa moves into her first home and gets engaged. The past is in the past, until it comes back to haunt her.

Wow! What a wild ride! From start to finish, this story had me hooked. Action-packed with an intriguing storyline, this was different from other horror that I normally read, and I loved that. I loved the characters and the fast-paced setting of the writing. It was a well written novel with a genuine spook factor that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

I read that this is a first novel, and I am looking forward to what other works this author comes out with.

*I want to thank Netgalley and the author for this book in return for my honest review*

Stormi Ellis
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This book kept me reading! I was never bored and certainly never knew what was going to happen next. This was my first horror novel and I think I’ll continue to explore the genre!

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I have not heard of this author. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I really enjoyed it. The middle seemed to drag just a bit, but overall I would recommend reading this book.

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5/5!
That was an absolute wild ride. The opener, oh my god. Absolutely jarring. Disgusting. Downright jaw-dropping, and I loved every bit of it! The beginning set up the characters and current situation perfectly, but when things for Lisa begin to unravel again it was an emotional rollercoaster. There were times I had to look away from the book out of disgust and fear for what was coming next. The explanation and twists were some of my favorite I’ve read in a while.
Wil knocked it out of the park with “What Waits In The Shadows,” and I wish I could post a review on Goodreads (and should the author end up on there, I will!) because I *need* to be able to recommend this!

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This is not the first time I've read a story like this, and I enjoyed the twist the author put on it. There is a monster in the closet, but her parents don't believe her until the monster kills her father.
What happens after you grow up while your monster continues to live? Nothing good, for anyone around you.
You can't trust anyone, or even that people are who they say they are.
This book is creepy and gross, just as I hoped.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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This was a great concept in the horror genre, I enjoyed questioning whether Lisa was going crazy or if it was a supernatural element. I enjoyed the psychological element to this book and how everything was written. Wil Forbis has a great writing style and it left me wanting more.

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Thank you NetGalley and publisher for this ARC!

I really enjoyed this horror book!! It was so dark and creepy and just all around GREAT! Such a good story like. Is she going crazy? So good!!

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I read this book so quickly, i couldn't put ti down. The atmosphere of the book is creepy with a haunted house vibe and I loved the characters

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When her father is murdered by something in her closet, Lisa's life as she knows it stops. Her mother, another witness goes into a shocked existence unable to care for Lisa or herself, and the child begins the jump through foster homes.
Twenty years later, her life is somewhat on track. She had her degrees, and a fabulous boyfriend. Their new home seems like a dream come true, but the nightmares are fixing to return -and they will be worse than before. Sometimes what lurks in the shadows really can harm you.

I absolutely LOVED this one! I could not put it down! It was a one sitting read for me. Book perfection!

A solid 4.5 stars

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A dark entity returns to claim its child twenty years later.

Lisa Kallman survives a nightmare when she witnesses an evil entity kill her father as a child. As a young woman, she expects to be free of this monster as she prepares for a happier life. Lisa accepts her boyfriends marriage proposal as they move in together. Things begin to change, making Lisa question if she is really free of the dark entity that continues to haunt her.

Darkness and possession make this a haunting read for fans of horror. Lisa survives a childhood trauma in hopes of a happier life free of the monster that haunted her. I enjoyed this book as it makes readers wonder if she is truly free.

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This book was really good! It pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. I wanted to know what was happening and going on. I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for anything else this author writes. 4.5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟✨

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Wow, I absolutely loved this book! I’ve been looking for another horror book to read and this did not disappoint! There were no loose ends. Everything “made sense”, so to speak. This book brought monsters from the closet to life and I am here for it!

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WOW, this book is a great read......I thoroughly enjoyed it......It is quite scary and messed with my mind......I can remember seeing shapes when I was a kid or hearing noises when I was trying to sleep.....This is the book nightmares are made of!!!!

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After an unimaginable tragedy occurs when Lisa is a small child, she is forever changed. With the help of a psychiatrist and a police officer she is able to grow up without further harm. As an adult she struggles with relationships both intimate and casual. She and her fiancé buy a house and things feel like they are coming together for Lisa. Things start to go bad when Lisa’s father’s killer goes up for parole. Lisa starts seeing things and she is sure she is going crazy. Soon she realizes there is something after her. Things begin to get worse. What the reader thinks s a guardian angel turns out to be something a whole lot different.

This book created many emotions. I was scared for Lisa as a child who had to witness such atrocities. I felt sorry for Lisa when she thought she was going crazy by the things she witnessed that seemed impossible. I was shocked when I found out what was following Lisa. This book was a really great horror book.

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This was a quick fast paced read, When Lisa father is murdered by something in her closet, Lisa's life as she knows it stops. Her mother then goes into a shock and is unable to care for Lisa or herself, and the she begins going through foster homes. Darkness and possession make this a haunting read for fans of horror. Lisa survives a childhood trauma in hopes of a happier life free of the monster that haunted her.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Wil Forbis for an ARC of "What Waits in the Shadows."

I found this novel to be an interesting take on a familiar concept. I appreciated the short chapters and quick pace of the novel.

It read like a horror movie and had plenty of action and a solid setting. I could imagine it playing out in my head.

There was some gore, especially at the start and end, but not too much.

I was glad to see Forbis added to Goodreads so I could leave a review. I'm interested in the upcoming novel as well.

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Thanks netgalley and. Wil Forbis for this amazing book, loved every minute of it could not put it fiem

Lisa aged seven saw her father killed, and her mother go mad.
She remembers very little of that night only that she thought she saw a monster in her cupboard.
No one believed her story about a monster, the police caught a man who they Said killed her father and sent him to prison for murder
Lisa always thought there was something wrong with her how can there be monsters.
But then she found an empty house near where she lived and felt an evil presence coming from the house and went to investigate,
Never realising what she would find.
Please write another book loved this one it really has the Wow factor.

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What if there really IS a monster in the closet! At a very young age Lisa knew that there was a monster in her closet. It spoke her. Unfortunately, her parents never believed her and, to appease her one night her daddy opened the closet door. Nothing was ever 0kay again.
Now, about 20 years later, Lisa is starting to believe in a happy life after that night in her bedroom. She’s engaged to a wonderful man and they’ve just moved in to a wonderful house…..surely this isn’t too good to be true.
What Waits In The Shadows is a creepy tale of childhood monsters, the fear of shadows, angels and demons, guilt and innocence. A decrepit abandoned house plays a large antagonist role as a place that holds much more than someone else’s memories and dust. The shadows there hide so much more than old footprints. A person could get lost in this huge, old mousetrap.
Some of the characters offer delicious little twists and they are fulling rounded….neither all bad or all good. I enjoyed this wild ride very much.
Thank you to #netgalley for the opportunity to read and review #WhatWaitsInTheShadows.

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