Manuela’s ARC Review of “The Broken Darkness” by Teresa Braun

By: Manuela Soares

In her debut novel, Theresa Braun has created an incredible collection of 13 short horror and dark fantasy stories that will draw you in and refuse to let you go until the very end. This mixes stories filled with ghosts, demons, angels, aliens, and more while insuring each story is unique and highlights different aspects of human nature and relationships. Braun did an incredible job creating unputdownable stories. Please be aware though that this book does cover some sensitive topics, like stillbirths and murder, so check trigger warnings before reading if that’s something that might trigger you or just be something you don’t want to read about.

The collection opens with a horror-romance story of all things and it is beautiful! I read it twice before moving on because it was so good! It had a really cool twist that intertwined the characters in a shocking way. Twists are something that Braun does marvelously in all these stories. They’re gripping and believable, and add an extra element to the layers that each story contains. There’s one story, Heathen, that showcases hypocrisy – specifically in “religious” people – and the lines in it are incredible!

This is my first 5-star read of the year and its one that I’ll be recommending to everyone! And that means you! Go pick up a copy and give it a read, you won’t regret it!

A very big thank you to Theresa Braun & R&R Book Tours for a digital ARC to read and review.

This review is/will also be posted on Goodreads, Fathoms Amidst the Lines, and the FATL Bookstagram.

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