Reviews for The Consuming


“The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins is the literary version of what films like Paranormal Activity tried to be. This has the bumps in the night flying off the page.”  ~~  TW Brown, Author of the Dead, and the Zomblog series, from his review of Tales from the Mist, October 17, 2012.

Video Review of THE CONSUMING by Maria Cisneros Toth, September 13, 2013

“The Consuming is a wonderful, chilling tale that leaves you listening too hard in the quiet of a dark night, and jumping at shadows in mirrors. Definitely looking forward to more from Ms. Hopkins.” ~~ Stacey Joy Netzel, USA Today Bestselling author of Beneath Still Waters and Lost in Italy.

“The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins is the perfect example of gothic horror…” ~~ Jennette Marie Powell, Author of Hangar 18: Legacy and the Saturn Society series.

Rhonda Hopkins’ The Consuming had me turning on all the lights in the house and checking behind doors.” ~~ Stacy Green, Author of Into the Dark and Tin God (A Delta Crossroads Mystery).

“The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins had a chilling Hitchcock feel…” ~~ Kelsey Tanner, Amazon Review of Tales From the Mist anthology, October 16, 2012.

This tale will give you shivers up your spine, make you take second glances in mirrorsSuperb!” ~~ Penelope Anne Bartotto, The Library at the End of the Universe.

“…It’s haunting and spine chilling… and I can’t wait to read more from this author! Prepare to be spooked.” ~~ Amazon Reviewer

“I climbed into bed around midnight and read ‘The Consuming’ in the dark with only the glow of my reading device. (The creepy cover with the dark and foreboding looking house should have been a clue to leave the lights on!) The short story is deliciously creepy and so well written! There were moments that I would have darted out of that house and not looked back…Excellent and quick read! Highly recommend.” ~~ Amazon Reviewer

“A Beautiful Glittering Gem of Horror…Ms. Hopkins has taken the classic components of a solid haunted house tale and engineered a piece of literary horror with a wonderfully spooky vibe….The house, itself, also feels like a living character; perhaps a well-disguised homage to Poe’s ‘Fall of the House of Usher.’…”The Consuming” will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading.” Gregory Carrico, Author of Children of the Plague

“…THE CONSUMING, grabbed me and yanked me inside, allowing no ifs, ands, or buts. Normally not a reader of the horror genre, I was totally captivated by the chemistry between Serena and Devon and the creepy atmosphere. I definitely give this read FIVE stars…” ~~ Amazon Reviewer

“Consider yourself warned – This is definitely NOT a bedtime story. Rhonda’s characters are strong and the tale is totally believable. By the time I finished reading The Consuming I was completely creeped out and was positive somebody or something was standing behind my chair watching me.” ~~Amazon Reviewer

“…a great little haunted house story with plenty of jump-out-of-your-skin moments and a backstory worthy of a classic gothic novel. Throw in the threat of madness, and you’ve got the perfect spooky tale. Loved this one!” ~~ Amazon Reviewer

“This is a well-written story that will send shivers up your spine. Fun, scary, spooky and with a romantic twist that is unexpected and works perfectly with all the rest. Fantastic!!” ~~Amazon Reviewer

“I felt like I was in an episode of The Twilight Zone. Loved that show growing up, and because of that I also loved this story. Very well written, engaging, deliciously creepy!” ~~Amazon Reviewer