book review, horror, women in horror

The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish

Nothing to do with Ireland’s northernmost point, Malin Head, the horror in this novel takes place on Cornwall’s picturesque Atlantic coast. After the death of her husband, Robyn Crowe decides to spend the summer in her sister’s idyllic holiday home in Cornwall. Unfortunately, the spirits of sister witches that once lived in the cottage seek… Continue reading The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish

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The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh

This book starts off as a horror novel but, much like its protagonist, morphs into something else entirely by the end, in a twist that would make M Night Shyamalan blush. The Sleepless is the story of Obelé - the smallest one - the unwanted fourth daughter of an Igbo couple living in Nigeria in… Continue reading The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh

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Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper

An unputdownable horror novel that satisfies on every level. The tiny town of Blackwood has only one boogie man. Benny Rose, the cannibal king, who perished in a fire and returns every Halloween to eat unwary children alive. When good friends Desiree, Jesse and Sierra plan a Halloween prank on new girl, Gabrielle, little to… Continue reading Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper

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Situation Z by A M Semple

February is all about promoting female horror writers, so let’s kick off the month with this zombie novel by A M Semple. When Wilson gets the phone call from Russel he knows it has finally happened - it’s the end of the world. However, as he tries to escape the hordes of undead in the… Continue reading Situation Z by A M Semple

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Undead Ultra by Camille Picott

When the dead get up and walk, it’s time for the living to run. Ultramarathon runners, Kate and Fredrico, decide to run the 201 miles to Kate’s son’s college when zombies cause chaos in Northern California. The setup is a familiar one for zombie fiction. When the dead rise and start snacking on the living,… Continue reading Undead Ultra by Camille Picott