Book Review: The Rose Man

Title: The Rose Man (Single Short Story Series #12)

Author: Terry M. West

Narrator: Andrew Start




It’s 1987. Dane Morrison, a middle-aged ad agency sales rep, meets an enigmatic street rose salesman during a hot summer in Houston, Texas. As Dane learns more about the rose man, Dane’s dreams and reality become a hellish playground for the unearthly vagabond. And as Dane soon discovers, where love and hope are found, the rose man walks….

The Rose Man is an early, award-winning story from critically acclaimed horror author Terry M. West. Thought lost until it was found on a recovered computer drive, The Rose Man presents one of Terry M. West’s most unique horror characters. This story is presented with an introduction from the author as well as story notes.



My Review

5/5 Stars

A short yet immersive read. Perfectly spooky and suspenseful. As a Houston resident, I thought the author captured the tone of the city pretty well in this tiny piece. I wish the story was longer, it was that good!

Narration was perfect.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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