Book Review: They Feed by Jason Parent

Synopsis: The night uncovers all we wish not to see.  A troubled man enters a dusky park before sunset. A young woman follows, hidden in shadow. Both have returned to the park to take back something the past has stolen from them, to make right six long years of suffering, …

Book Review: Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1) by Laura Thalassa

Synopsis: They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all. When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing …

Book Review: Creature by Hunter Shea

Synopsis: The monsters live inside of Kate Woodson. Chronic pain and a host of autoimmune diseases have robbed her of a normal, happy life. Her husband Andrew’s surprise of their dream Maine lake cottage for the summer is the gift of a lifetime. It’s beautiful, remote, idyllic, a place to …

Book Review: The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone

Synopsis: After two years of living on cheap beer and little else in a bitterly cold tiny cabin outside an abandoned, crumbling mansion, young programmers Shawn Eagle and Billy Stafford have created something that could make them rich: a revolutionary computer they name Eagle Logic. But the hard work and …

Novella Review: A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

Synopsis: Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers Amelia and James discover something below the water’s surface that changes their lives forever. It’s got two stories. It’s got …

Review: Behind the Door by Mary SanGiovanni

Synopsis: Occult specialist Kathy Ryan returns in this thrilling novel of paranormal horror from Mary SanGiovanni, the author of Chills. Some doors should never be opened . . . In the rural town of Zarepath, deep in the woods on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, stands the Door. No …

Review: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

Synopsis: Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College-and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked …

Review: Body of Christ by Mark Matthews

Synopsis: After his first Holy Communion, a boy secretly builds his own Jesus out of communion wafers and the flesh of his dead father. On Halloween night, his Jesus shall rise. After a tragic death, a girl tends to the Cemetery of the Innocents, a memorial to the holocaust of …

Review: The Moor by Sam Haysom

Synopsis: ‘There’s a delightful bit of sleight-of-hand at the heart of the novel that I particularly enjoyed.’ – Owen King, co-author of Sleeping Beauties It begins with a ghost story around a campfire. Teenagers out on a walking trip, trying to act brave in front of each other. But as the …

Review: Shiloh by Philip Fracassi

Synopsis: “The ground had opened up and spit out hell and the detritus was Shiloh.” For two days in the year 1862, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War held theatre in southern Tennessee – a patch of land called Shiloh. Thousands of soldiers on both sides of the …