That’s the kind of subtitle that you guys get when I spend entirely too much of the holiday on the couch watching Buffy reruns.
[Minor spoilers ahead.]
The Tunnelers is chilling without being extremely terrifying or gory. The story itself is written as if the reader is viewing Dr. Armstrong’s case studies on Kirkwood. Despite being a novella, The Tunnelers weaves a chilling tale without leaving out any details. I liked that there was the implication that Kirkwood may have been insane, buy you still aren't 100 percent sure.
The novel reads smoothly until the very end. I will admit I was a little confused when the story changes from Dr. Armstrong’s notes to what I assumed to be the author’s point of view. Once I figured it out I think it’s a neat idea-- an author turning a case study into a novel. However, it wasn’t that obvious and sort of threw me for a loop at first.
I’m usually a big fan of gory horror novels and movies. I don't mean gore for the sake of gore, but gore for the sake of being absolutely terrifying. But I wasn’t particularly bothered by the disappearing act of one of the main characters later on in the story. This was probably the better alternative. It definitely allowed for a more mysterious ending.
By the end of the novel I had a new appreciation for my above ground level apartment and the fact that there is some truth in the old saying: what you don't know, can't kill you.
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