book review, Briana Morgan, horror

The Reyes Incident by Briana Morgan

After the disappearance of her friends, Liv is taken in for questioning by the police. Put in charge of the investigation, Andie uncovers an unbelievable story of abandoned bunkers and killer mermaids, as well as an attraction to the witness that could threaten to derail her whole life.

This is such a great, creepy read!

There’s missing people, a traumatized young woman, and a police officer ready to believe an impossible tale.

What really worked for me was the set up of the bunker and the mermaids. I knew what was going to happen, but it was so well described and paced, with lots of chilling atmosphere, that it was fun to go along for the ride.

While I enjoyed the framing device of the police investigation, it stretched my suspension of disbelief to breaking point. Aspects of Liv’s interrogation reminded me of accounts of police working on cases such as Jeffrey Dahmer, which I didn’t find in realistic for interviewing a witness in a missing persons case. I don’t know why Liv was even questioned at the police station when there hardly seemed to be a case open on the missing people, and they never sent a team to check out her report.

Andie’s journey was interesting, although I thought it would go in a different direction than it did. Her reaction to Liv didn’t make a lot of sense to me, and I was disappointed there wasn’t an explanation for why she made certain choices in the novella.

However, the mermaid storyline was creepy, imaginative and well told, making this an enjoyable read.

I award The Reyes Incident

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

8 thoughts on “The Reyes Incident by Briana Morgan”

      1. I hope so! Mermaids can be amazing, as I’ve learned from D. Wallace Peach’s book. ☺️ Lol! I figured yours was as bad as mine or worse. May the bookish odds be ever in our favor!

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