Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Outsider by Stephen King (2018)

Review by CJ Page count: 561 pages ISBN: 9781501180989    When an 11-year-old boy is horrifically murdered, all of the evidence points to the small town’s Little League coach, Terry Maitland. It is only after Terry is publicly arrested that strong evidence is discovered that also proves his innocence. With solid evidence indicating that Maitland […]
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Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology (2018)

Review by CJ Edited by: Christopher Golden Contributing authors: Kelley Armstrong, Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Sarah Lotz, Josh Malerman, Jeff Strand, James A. Moore, Sarah Langan, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Hand, Jonathan Maberry, John M. McIlveen, Angela Slatter, Tim Lebbon, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, Christopher Golden Page count: 384 ISBN: 9780525433163    […]
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The General Theory of Haunting by Richard Easter (2017)

Review by CJ Page count: 306 ISBN: 1977001246    When only a handful of staff from Knights & Knights publishers arrive for their New Year’s week away at an isolated mansion, the attendees assume they’re snowed in for a dull holiday. When the history of the building begins to awaken, they find out how very […]
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Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes by Andrew Tsyaston (2018)

Review by CJ Page count: 111 ISBN: 9781449486938    In the debut collection of Owlturd Comix, we join Shen on his journey through life’s ups and downs with social anxiety, sleep deprivation and a wide range of other emotions.

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (2018)

Review by CJ Page count: 512 ISBN: 9780735219366    In the year 1868, Bram Stoker is a young man of 22 who enjoys taking in the theatre and writing reviews for a local publication. His world and that of his siblings is turned upside down when they rediscover their nanny Ellen, who looked after them […]
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The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (2018)

Review by CJ Page count: 432 ASIN: B07CP8YXH3    Evelyn Hardcastle is going to be murdered at 11pm every night until Aiden Bishop can name her killer. Aiden awakes every morning inhabiting a different body on the same day to view it from a new perspective and try to solve the impending murder. Can Aiden […]
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The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale (2018)

Review by CJ Page count: 336 ASIN: B079LMYL1P    When Taylor Bishop breaks up with and is then humiliated by her abusive, cocaine addicted boyfriend Angus, she decides it’s time for revenge and seeks to destroy him. But after Taylor commits her acts of revenge, she finds herself unsure which role she plays in a […]
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Thresher: A Deep Sea Thriller by Michael Cole (2018)

Page count: 307 ISBN: B07FCBD4G3    Leonard Riker is the big city cop who has recently transferred to a small coastal town with a chip on his shoulder and raging alcoholism. Allison Metzler is the rookie cop with political connections and a heart of gold. These two must put aside their differences to save the […]
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Wherewolves by John Vamvas and Olga Montes (2013)

Review by CJ Page count: 308 ISBN: 9780991866618    A class of mostly army brat seniors are taken into the woods on a survival weekend with their teacher, Sergeant Tim O’Sullivan. When O’Sullivan forces the bullied misfits to join their tormentors on the weekend away, things take a turn that no-one (in the story) expected.

The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker (2018)

Review by CJ Page count: 416 ISBN: 9780544973978    After the escape of the 4MK killer, Anson Bishop, Detective Sam Porter and his team have had to relinquish the investigation to the FBI. But when Porter can’t let go of the 4MK case and move on to their next one, he puts himself, his team […]
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