30 review for Pieces: An extreme horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    Peter Topside

    Now this was a fun, unpredictable, fast-paced, little thrill ride! Oh, poor Billy. What a selfish, ugly little man he is. Now you pretty much hate Billy from about thirty seconds into the story, and the feelings only intensify as you listen to his internal monologues and see his terrible actions. I honestly didn't care what happened to him, but just wanted to see the completion of the story, which had to be the author's intention. I knew there would be a bit of a shock ending, but I missed the m Now this was a fun, unpredictable, fast-paced, little thrill ride! Oh, poor Billy. What a selfish, ugly little man he is. Now you pretty much hate Billy from about thirty seconds into the story, and the feelings only intensify as you listen to his internal monologues and see his terrible actions. I honestly didn't care what happened to him, but just wanted to see the completion of the story, which had to be the author's intention. I knew there would be a bit of a shock ending, but I missed the mark, however, I really enjoyed what was done instead. I feel like there were a few tiny things that could have been improved upon, most notable the body part explanations and Sherry's overall character, but none of that hurt the story with their exclusions. I tend to judge shorter stories much harder, but this won me over. Matt Shaw is one great author!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sea Caummisar

    Kudos to Shaw for fooling me. I totally thought the killer was someone else entirely. After the set up of the plot, I rolled my eyes, thinking I had it all figured out and how easy that was. But guess what? I was wrong. Which is the makings of a great story. It wasn't as extreme as I would have liked, but it was still a great read Kudos to Shaw for fooling me. I totally thought the killer was someone else entirely. After the set up of the plot, I rolled my eyes, thinking I had it all figured out and how easy that was. But guess what? I was wrong. Which is the makings of a great story. It wasn't as extreme as I would have liked, but it was still a great read

  3. 4 out of 5

    Leeanne ☽ ◌ ☾

    who’d have thunk it!! Well, who would have guessed it would end like this!!! Superb little read, from Matt Shaw who is becoming one of my favourite authors!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    Billy Smith had a cozy life at home and he loves his wife, but not as much as he loves receiving free service from Sherry the prostitute who has taken quite a liking to him. This isn't the first time he's gone behind his wife's back, but it's bound to be his last. Blackmailed after being caught in the act, Billy is sent a box containing a severed tongue. If he wants to find forgiveness for his selfishness, he has no choice but to hunt down the rest of the boxes containing all the other parts of Billy Smith had a cozy life at home and he loves his wife, but not as much as he loves receiving free service from Sherry the prostitute who has taken quite a liking to him. This isn't the first time he's gone behind his wife's back, but it's bound to be his last. Blackmailed after being caught in the act, Billy is sent a box containing a severed tongue. If he wants to find forgiveness for his selfishness, he has no choice but to hunt down the rest of the boxes containing all the other parts of the dismembered body. Against his better judgement, he must follow the trail of obscure clues given by the perpetrator, lest he be framed for the murder or be driven mad by guilt. I would say this is more psychological horror than extreme horror, as the novel spends the majority of its time delving into the screwed-up vision Billy has of the world around him. He's an extremely selfish, nasty and hatable person, his views on the people around him and the way he tries to justify his own actions are despicable. That being said, his willingness to go along with the plot shows there's some remorse and goodness hidden deep within him, and the slew of brutal karma that takes over his life is bittersweet. The ending has a nice shock twist and I really liked seeing Billy's reactions to his situation gradually begin to shift as more and more pressure kept being pushed on him. *** If you're looking for some dark ambient music for reading horror, dark fantasy and other books like this one, then be sure to check out my YouTube Channel called Nightmarish Compositions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPs...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mark Alexander

    You can always count on a Matt Shaw novella for a great time! When a new book of his appears on amazon - he releases one pretty much every month and they are listed on amazon several months in advance - I keep a note of the publication date and get it on KindleUnlimited at midnight on the day it comes out (the way people used to queue up for the new Harry Potter books). I have read over 100 of his books and never been let down yet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dan Chadwick

    This is a brilliant story, well structured and keeps you guessing to the end. Matt Shaw takes you through all the emotions with the main character - at times you despise him, then you feel sorry for him. You really feel the journey that the character takes. Given the title "an extreme horror", in all honesty, I was expecting more gore and ghastly acts of violence than I was presented with, but that is down to my taste and this may be considered "extreme" to some. But, this was the first Matt Sha This is a brilliant story, well structured and keeps you guessing to the end. Matt Shaw takes you through all the emotions with the main character - at times you despise him, then you feel sorry for him. You really feel the journey that the character takes. Given the title "an extreme horror", in all honesty, I was expecting more gore and ghastly acts of violence than I was presented with, but that is down to my taste and this may be considered "extreme" to some. But, this was the first Matt Shaw story I have read and overall I really enjoyed it. I will certainly look into more work from this author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Leung

    Great read This is a great read, not an extreme horror as I thought , but still a good story. The characters were good and I thought they all melded together really well. This is one of them stories that once you start you can't seem to stop. And the next time you look up with throat parched or bowels bursting, you look at the clock and a few hours have passed, so much so you right near the end of the book and you continue til it's done. Definitely worth checking out. I'd recommend to any horror Great read This is a great read, not an extreme horror as I thought , but still a good story. The characters were good and I thought they all melded together really well. This is one of them stories that once you start you can't seem to stop. And the next time you look up with throat parched or bowels bursting, you look at the clock and a few hours have passed, so much so you right near the end of the book and you continue til it's done. Definitely worth checking out. I'd recommend to any horror or thriller fan.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Fantastic! This wasn't a very long book but even so, I finished it way faster than it normally takes me! Billy was a d*ck bag, Matt Shaw did a great job making me hate Billy lol Fantastic! This wasn't a very long book but even so, I finished it way faster than it normally takes me! Billy was a d*ck bag, Matt Shaw did a great job making me hate Billy lol

  9. 5 out of 5

    Max Smith

    Another winner Matt Shaw does it again, a cracking story that pulls you in and doesn't let go. I read it in one sitting, and as usual, the ending certainly did not disappoint. Another winner Matt Shaw does it again, a cracking story that pulls you in and doesn't let go. I read it in one sitting, and as usual, the ending certainly did not disappoint.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    Wowza!!! What a twisted story! There wasn't a boring moment in this story and I kept trying to figure out how it was going to end. Well, I was wrong about the ending, which is great. I enjoy being tricked. Wowza!!! What a twisted story! There wasn't a boring moment in this story and I kept trying to figure out how it was going to end. Well, I was wrong about the ending, which is great. I enjoy being tricked.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christina Pfeiffer

    Can this man write or what? Pieces is about a man who has an affair and then there are shenanigans. I use the word shenanigans a lot to prevent spoilers. Could be good or bad shenanigans, but it’s Shaw so you can kinda figure out which one. I thoroughly enjoyed this one to the point when I finished it, I wanted to immediately reread it. He kept me on my toes the entire time. And this man drops books left and right! I don’t know how he has time to sleep. If you like gore but not too disturbing, t Can this man write or what? Pieces is about a man who has an affair and then there are shenanigans. I use the word shenanigans a lot to prevent spoilers. Could be good or bad shenanigans, but it’s Shaw so you can kinda figure out which one. I thoroughly enjoyed this one to the point when I finished it, I wanted to immediately reread it. He kept me on my toes the entire time. And this man drops books left and right! I don’t know how he has time to sleep. If you like gore but not too disturbing, this one is for you. 5/5 pieces of my heart

  12. 4 out of 5

    Justin Langford

    Shaw really hooked me from page 1. His novella led me on a wild ride that was filled with twists and turns that still led me to an unexpected ending.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bobbi J Bade

    Great read Great, short read. I’m really into horror novels lately. Enjoyed it and loved the ending…will read more by this author for sure.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Justin

    Found this one pretty boring and I figured it out within a few pages.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Yolanda Lamas

    Interesting ending! I did not see that coming! As usual, Matt tells an intriguing story that has you reading quickly because you want to know what happens next! Keep up the good work Matt!

  16. 5 out of 5

    carol mccoy

    Scavenger hunt from..... Wow that was a wild ride! I will never think of scavenger hunts the same again! No way to know who is the bad person or the good person. Feel kinda bad for him but he got what he deserved, he was a pretty horrible person. Haunted forever to pieces!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Halls

    As always a good read As always a good read with a twist you’re not expecting at the end. Main character is a slime ball who gets taken on a journey of suffering just what he deserves! A couple of typos spotted but doesn’t spoil anything

  18. 4 out of 5

    kurt boylstein

    Christmas present Everytime a new Matt Shaw book comes out it is like Christmas for me!pieces is a great read.now on the next.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Very nice Lovely little story for sure. There are a few grammar mistakes but. They are easily overlooked. That ending tho. Nice.

  20. 4 out of 5

    sarah sonnier

    Decent Read. I read a lot of Matt Shaw books. This book is not extreme horror but a good quick read. Enjoy!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Hawkins

    🎃👻 Book #5 for #Halloween2021 🎃👻 "Pieces: An Extreme Horror" by Matt Shaw 💥Please proceed with caution in regards to this read as it is an extreme horror novel and NOT for the faint of heart💥 "A car's lock is clearly nothing more than an illusion of safety." After a quick romp in the sheets with his favorite whore Sherry, Billy arrives home to discover his wife isn't there. His frustration soon turns to paranoia when the next morning he still hasn't heard from her but his text messages to her are sh 🎃👻 Book #5 for #Halloween2021 🎃👻 "Pieces: An Extreme Horror" by Matt Shaw 💥Please proceed with caution in regards to this read as it is an extreme horror novel and NOT for the faint of heart💥 "A car's lock is clearly nothing more than an illusion of safety." After a quick romp in the sheets with his favorite whore Sherry, Billy arrives home to discover his wife isn't there. His frustration soon turns to paranoia when the next morning he still hasn't heard from her but his text messages to her are showing they've been read. Now Billy isn't sure where his wife has actually gone but he's certain the letter he just received from the mail has to be a joke. Is his wife actually dead and in pieces, left strung about throughout the city? Will this mysterious letter really frame him for murder if he doesn't do what it says? Surely, this is a sick joke... surely... This is an excellent story about the cons of cheating and why you're simply better off working through your problems versus creating news ones. I swore I had the ending figured out twice only to realize I wasn't even close. 4 🌟

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kim Lockhart

    Terrible The way this is written is terrible, it is full of spelling and grammar mistakes, and the writing style seems so amateurish. I gave up after the first few chapters, it was just annoying me so much!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Read in one sitting, but was it worth it? While this could have been a great story, the writing was not and distracting. Very predictable, and overall not well thought out. I did read it all in one sitting, so thats a plus. Just disappointed after all the hype.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Leila

    very predictable Pretty average. You could see the ending coming a mile away and it was fairly hard to read with the monologue that bored me to tears. Took me weeks to finish as I couldn’t get the excitement to read it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Payne

    Gory Loved the plot. Never saw the end and I usually have an idea at least. Had to finish it in one sitting. Been along time since I've experienced that. Gory Loved the plot. Never saw the end and I usually have an idea at least. Had to finish it in one sitting. Been along time since I've experienced that.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Blake Fleming

    The ending actually really surprised me. Karma really bit Billy in the ass. Very well written and kept you on edge.

  27. 4 out of 5

    jd & angie grafton

    a story I couldn’t put down. Another good story from Matt Shaw. I figured out some of the ending but the ending definitely took a twist to it. A ending I wasn’t expecting.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ian Jones

  29. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brandy Black

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