book review, horror, Rami Ungar, thriller

Snake by Rami Ungar

After his girlfriend is kidnapped, a disturbed teenager goes on a brutal killing spree in order to get her back. This is a monster of a book, which is perhaps appropriate given it’s subject matter. At 577 pages, it’s a considerable time commitment to read about unlikable characters doing despicable things. Thankfully, for most of… Continue reading Snake by Rami Ungar

book review, horror, thriller

Merfolk by Jeremy Bates

I enjoyed Jeremy Bates’s World’s Scariest Places series, which are exciting horror books set in real life scary places, such as Japan’s Suicide Forest, or the catacombs under Paris. Therefore I looked forward to reading his World’s Scariest Legends series, and horror merfolk seemed like a good place to start. Millionaire marine biologist, Marty Murdock,… Continue reading Merfolk by Jeremy Bates

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

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

book review, science fiction, thriller

Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Following on directly from the end of Verses for the Dead, Special Agent A X L Pendergast, his ward Constance, and his FBI partner, Agent Coldmoon, are sent to Savannah to investigate a series of strange murders that suggest there’s a vampire on the loose in Georgia. I’ve been a fan of Preston and Child’s… Continue reading Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child