Category Archives: Horror

“The Last Heir to Blackwood Library” by Hester Fox – Book Review

“Heaven truly was an untouched stash of books, just waiting to be opened and read.” This is a gothic ghost story with fantastical elements. There were many parts of this novel that I really appreciated. The protagonist’s bibliophilia for one. … Continue reading

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“So Pretty” by Ronnie Turner – Book Review

A young man arrives in a small town, hoping to leave his past behind him, but everything changes when he takes a job in a peculiar old shop, and meets a lonely single mother… Whoever described this novel as a … Continue reading

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“We Spread” by Iain Reid – Book Review

O.M.G.! What a  creepy and unsettling novel. I’m astounded that a young author like Iain Reid could so eloquently and sympathetically write of advanced old age. His understanding depiction of the vulnerabilities, loneliness, frailties, and memory loss, were quite outstanding. … Continue reading

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“Run Time” by Catherine Ryan Howard – Book Review

Adele Rafferty – an Irish actress has moved to Los Angeles after a major career set-back. She works as a motel receptionist and is almost on the brink of giving up her dreamed of acting career altogether. Then… she receives … Continue reading

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“The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward – Book Review

“How many times can someone bend before they break forever?” Ted – a man who is large and stature, has no friends, and lives in the house where he grew up. Ted clearly has some form of mental illness and … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite #Spooktober Reads #BookRecommendations #SpookyReads #OctoberReads

For those of you who read ‘seasonally‘, I thought I’d share 10 of my favorite novels that are perfect for this time of year.

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“The Death of Jane Lawrence” by Caitlin Starling – Book Review

“A crumbling house, alone on the hill, was enough to make isolated women given to wild imaginings.” Jane Shoringfield is a young woman of high intellect with a logical, practical way of viewing the world and a keen mathematical mind. … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – October 5, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @StMartinsPress @see_starling #TheDeathOfJaneLawrence #PublicationDay #NetGalley

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday October 5, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Lingering” by S.J.I. Holliday – Book Review

“We have to be safe here. It’s all that we have.” Jack Gardiner, a former policeman, and his wife Ali Gardiner, a former psychiatric nurse, have elected to rid themselves of most of their worldly possessions and join a commune … Continue reading

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Some creepy October reads from my TBR #Spooktober #halloweenreads #scaryreads

Back before I began my blog, I read seasonably. By that I mean I would read books that ‘fit‘ the season. Now, one of the unfortunate aspects of review commitments is that those books must be read first, regardless of … Continue reading

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