Book Review: Parasite by Mira Grant (Parasitology, #1) Read by Christine Lakin

Synopsis: A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects its host from illness, boosts the immune system and …

Book Review: The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins A Mystery of Modern Venice

Synopsis: An eminent doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane? When an Italian servant stops sending letters to his wife in London, she is convinced he has been murdered. In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an …

Book Review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Synopsis: Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!  Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, …

Blog Tour: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

Here’s a first for me: participating in a blog tour! That aside, my review follows. I’d like to take a moment, before delving into my usual set up and though processes, to speak about this book. It’s not what I was expecting. It’s a psychological thriller in an entirely new …

Book Review: Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit (Mindhunter, #1) by John Douglas

Synopsis: “He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray – …

Book Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Synopsis: “A gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters-human and otherwise-lurk at the fringes. Breezy remembers leaving the party: the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to her face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt …

Book Review: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Synopsis: “Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn …

Book Review: Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

Synopsis: “Rebecca thought she’d find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare. Coyote is a washed-up pot grower. Strung out on …

Book Review: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Synopsis: “A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill “Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a …

Book Review: It by Stephen King

This review contains spoilers for the book and its film adaptations, namely the most recent rendition. Synopsis: “To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It …