21 09, 2016

Review: CHILLS by Mary SanGiovanni

By | Wednesday, September 21, 2016|5 Comments

Review: CHILLS by Mary SanGiovanniChills by Mary SanGiovanni
Published by Kensington on September 27th 2016
Pages: 320
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Thrillers, Supernatural
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“True Detective” meets H.P. Lovecraft in this chilling novel of murder, mystery, and slow-mounting dread from acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni . . .   It begins with a freak snowstorm in May. Hit hardest is the rural town of Colby, Connecticut. Schools and businesses are closed, powerlines are down, and police detective Jack Glazier has found a body in the snow. It appears to be the victim of a bizarre ritual murder. It won’t be the last. As the snow piles up, so do the sacrifices. Cut off from the rest of the world, Glazier teams up with an occult crime specialist to uncover a secret society hiding in their midst.   The gods they worship are unthinkable. The powers they summon are unstoppable. And the things they will do to the good people of Colby are utterly, horribly unspeakable…   Praise for the novels of Mary SanGiovanni   “A feast of both visceral and existential horror.”—F. Paul Wilson on Thrall   “Filled to the brim with mounting terror.”—Gary A. Braunbeck on The Hollower   “Nightmarish and vivid.”—FearZone on The Hollower

I was riveted when I started reading this book. Not only were the characters dealing with some terrifying things, but they are in small town Colby, Connecticut. It was not hard for me to imagine a town like Colby in Connecticut. Small towns abound in this state where snow storms are common and […]

28 03, 2016

Recent DNFs

By | Monday, March 28, 2016|11 Comments

I really HATE writing this post. Part of the reason I started reviewing things was to put my honest opinion out there. So, unfortunately, bad reviews are a thing that needs to be done. I DNF (did not finish) a book when I can’t take it anymore. These books put me into a […]

4 09, 2014

Review: The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

By | Thursday, September 4, 2014|3 Comments

Review: The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith DonohueThe Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue
Published by Picador on October 7th 2014
Pages: 288
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Literary, Occult & Supernatural
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Child comes a hypnotic literary horror novel about a young boy trapped inside his own world, whose drawings blur the lines between fantasy and reality.Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue's The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy read for a dark night.

Seaside Maine in the winter is scary enough. Add in a boy who can draw things to life and you have a horror that is hard to put down. The Boy Who Drew Monsters is eerie and haunting. It kept me awake at night. Ten year old Jack has Aspergers and never goes outside […]

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