book review, thriller

The Ghostly Groom by Helen Whistberry

Ace reporter, Jim Malhaven, is finally marrying his beloved Victoria, but the path of true love never did run smooth. He’s arrested right on the altar for the murder of Victoria’s first husband, which is strange as he’s been dead for over seven years! Is Jim going to be tried for the murder of a… Continue reading The Ghostly Groom by Helen Whistberry

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The Waiting by Hunter Shea

Cassandra falls sick on her wedding day, but new husband Brian and her mother, Alice, rally together to look after her and nurse her back to health. Unfortunately, a dark presence in their new house has other ideas. The passages referring to illness and caring for a loved one are realistic, moving and emotional. Shea… Continue reading The Waiting by Hunter Shea

book review, horror

Golem by P D Alleva

In Long Island, bored socialite Annette grows stronger in her hatred of humanity, while in New York newly minted police detective John Ashton is tasked with searching for the new D.A’s missing daughter. The case leads him to a mental hospital, and Alena, where he hears a dark tale that’s too disturbing to be true.… Continue reading Golem by P D Alleva

book review, horror, short story

Short Story Review: 3 Story Edition

Trick or Treat by Jamie Stewart After a child goes missing on Halloween, his former home gains the reputation of the neighborhood’s haunted house. There’s a nice atmosphere to this horror tale of revenge and murder. I liked the different point of views of the two neighbors that provided different perspectives to the narrative. There’s… Continue reading Short Story Review: 3 Story Edition

book review, short story, thriller

Soaking in Strange Hours by Erik Hofstatter

Strange Noir is an apt description for this intriguing, lyrical story nugget. Tristan Grieves, a man whose alcoholism seems his best quality, meets a desperate woman who asks for his help. However, following the time honored tradition of noir, not all is as it seems. Hofstatter’s writing is crammed full of imagery. When it works,… Continue reading Soaking in Strange Hours by Erik Hofstatter