Back in December when browsing Barnes & Noble I was browsing the manga section when the 3-in-1 edition of Uzumaki, the full series, caught my eye. I sat down and began reading it, getting a little over 1/10th into it before I had to go. This was, without a doubt, the most hooking manga I have read to date.
Within by Keith Deininger had a promising synopsis, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. I did like the story, it was definitely eerie, and also quite morbid. However, I felt that it was lacking some plot. Sure, there was a plot, all stories need one – but I felt that it wasn’t solidified enough, and the conflict the protagonists faced wasn’t truly apparent until some ways into the story.
A common way to tell horror stories is through the art of a short story rather than a full length novel, and so that’s exactly what Roma Gray did. She refers to her short stories as trick-or-treat thrillers. In Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon there are six thrillers, all of which are a chapter from a novels or series she is currently working on.