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 …

Short Story Review: Uncle Vernon by Jenny Twist

Synopsis: When Alison spends an illicit weekend with her boyfriend she finds she has bitten off more than she can chew. Gary’s household is eccentric to say the least, and there is something very peculiar about Uncle Vernon. Uncle Vernon only comes to visit at Halloween and he spends a …

Short Story Review: The Killer from the Summit by Eric Michael Heiden

Synopsis: A weekend getaway turns into a fight for survival when six friends are trapped on a remote mountain. Frantic, they search for a way off, only to find out they aren’t alone. Up on the mountain with them is something that’s been there for ages…something with blood on its …

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: 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 …

Short Story Review: The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Synopsis: “When the White family comes into the possession of a monkey’s paw that magically grant wishes, they do what many people would do—they wish for money. But every wish has a consequence, and the White family finds they are completely unprepared for what comes next. The Monkey’s Paw is a classic …

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: Lady Killers: A Compendium by Tori Telfer

Synopsis: “Inspired by author Tori Telfer’s Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted …