book review, horror

Halloween Reads – short reviews

The Last Night of October by Greg Chapman

When Lisa Morton, the expert on all things Halloween, gives her seal of approval in the foreword to this novella, you know you’re in for a treat.

Gerald hates Halloween, but when his nurse comes to his house to administer her evening check up, she realizes there is more to his fear than simply being an old man.

Excellent story that is satisfying on all levels. I also loved the addition of the author’s own illustrations.

I award The Last Night of October

The Last Night of October is available for $3 ebook and $10.99 print book on Amazon.

Click on the names below to read my reviews of these other books by Greg Chapman:

Bleak Precision


The Case of the Murdered Moose by Nikki Haverstock

This is a fun short story murder mystery very much in Agatha Christie style but with magic!
I like how all the clues were laid out, and the suspects dressed in animal costumes to match their personalities was fun.

I award The Case of the Murdered Moose

The Case of the Murdered Moose is available for $1.60 ebook on Amazon

Click on the names below to read my reviews of other books by Nikki Haverstock:

Space Murder

Alien Ambush

The Case of the Criminal Christmas


Faithless by Hunter Shea

I’ve often thought about what it would be like to be on the phone with a loved one when they were murdered or died violently, and in the opening scenes of Faithless, Shea depicts such a scenario.

There was a lot about this book that I really liked. Raul’s grief is realistic and relatable. His friend, Felix, is entertaining. I loved the moments of mystery and the high octane scenes of horror when they arrived.

Unfortunately, the different strands of this story didn’t amount to a satisfying, cohesive whole. I was disappointed in the explorations of faith, or lack there of, and I didn’t like the ending.

A slower paced Shea than the other books of his I’ve read, it has moments of greatness.

I award Faithless

Faithless is available for $6.82 ebook and $14.95 print book on Amazon

Thank you to the author and the publisher for providing me with an arc and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. 

Click on the names below to read my reviews of these other books by Hunter Shea. 

Loch Ness Revenge 

Swamp Monster Massacre

Just Add Water

Optical Delusion 

Money Back Guarantee

Jurassic Florida


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