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Book Review, Horror, Thriller, Uncategorized

The Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach (Review)

Summary: "Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle.  They say you've got only a couple days to find a missing person. Forty-eight hours… Continue reading The Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach (Review)

Book Review, Thriller

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Summary: From "Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.  Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.  Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the… Continue reading One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

Summary: From "An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasuries of murder—Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories include a bibliography of research sources, presenting true… Continue reading REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

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REVIEW: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Synopsis: Synopsis from "A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets… Continue reading REVIEW: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Book Review, Horror, Thriller

Dark Reads of the Month: May

This is a series that I started on Goth Amino in December and decided to add to my proper blog. It isn't really a wrap up, I just read a pile of books (9 this month) and then pick out 3 of the darkest and most interesting. It gives me the chance to discuss and… Continue reading Dark Reads of the Month: May

Book Review, Horror, Thriller

REVIEW: The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

Summary: Synopsis from "Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages… Continue reading REVIEW: The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

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REVIEW: Strawberries by Casey Bartsch

Summary: Synopsis from "Strawberries is the name he has been given. When they let him out, they had no way of knowing what he was. A psychopath. A killer. The body count is at twenty already, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Agent Harry Bland can’t see one anyway. He… Continue reading REVIEW: Strawberries by Casey Bartsch

Book Review, Horror, Thriller

REVIEW: Red by Jack Ketchum

Summary: Synopsis from "The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he's fishing. He smells gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren't hunters, they're rich kids who don't care about the river and the… Continue reading REVIEW: Red by Jack Ketchum

Book Review, Other, Thriller

REVIEW: Room by Emma Donoghue

Summary: Synopsis from "To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be… Continue reading REVIEW: Room by Emma Donoghue

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Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote

Summary: Synopsis from "My husband's lover. They said her death was a tragic accident. And I believed them . . . until now. Carmen is happily married to Tom, a successful London lawyer and divorcé with three children. She is content to absorb the stresses of being a stepmother to teenagers and the stain… Continue reading Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote