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 both is and isn’t the murderer, it is up to a small group of officials and concerned citizens to uncover the truth — no matter how bizarre it may seem.

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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 

 

Hark! the Herald Angels Scream features 18 twisted Christmas tales by authors from around the world.

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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 wrong they were. 

The General Theory of Haunting is the first novel in The Snow Trilogy series.

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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.

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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 as children, nursed Bram from the brink of death when he was a sickly child then disappeared without a trace.

Bram and his family must unravel Ellen’s secrets if they are to save themselves and everyone they hold dear.

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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 solve Evelyn’s murder before his eight day limit is over or will he be forced to repeat the cycle again?

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is also published as The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

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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 deadly game of cat and mouse.

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