book review, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller

A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn

Recently widowed, Drea has the added suffering of losing her animal companions, leaving her alone and depressed. Her adult son is distanced from her due to a toxic marriage, adding more pain to Drea. At the start of the book, she’s in a dark place and contemplating ending her life. However, the arrival of a… Continue reading A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn

Bigfoot, book review, horror

Mountain of the Dead by Jeremy Bates

In 1959, ten friends set out on an ill fated trip into the Ural mountains. Bates provides a fictionalized account of a real life tragic mystery. Almost 60 years later, an American true crime writer and his movie star best friend attempt to retrace the fateful Dyatlov excursion and perhaps find out what happened to… Continue reading Mountain of the Dead by Jeremy Bates

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, 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