S.A. Barnes – Ghost Station Review
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by David Spell
2w ago
Genre: Sci-fi Length: 352 Pages Publisher: Tor Nightfire Release date: April 9, 2024 Synopsis: Space exploration can be lonely and isolating. Psychologist Dr. Ophelia Bray has dedicated her life to the study and prevention of ERS—a space-based condition most famous for a case that resulted in the brutal murders of twenty-nine people. When she’s assigned to a small exploration crew, she’s eager to make a difference. But as they begin to establish residency on an abandoned planet, it becomes clear that crew is hiding something. While Ophelia focuses on her new role, her crewmates are far more in ..read more
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Paul Tremblay – Horror Movie Review
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by David Spell
1M ago
Genre: Horror Length: 288 Pages Publisher: William Morrow Release date: June 11, 2024 Synopsis: In June 1993, a group of young guerilla filmmakers spent four weeks making Horror Movie, a notorious, disturbing, art-house horror flick. The weird part? Only three of the film’s scenes were ever released to the public, but Horror Movie has nevertheless grown a rabid fanbase. Three decades later, Hollywood is pushing for a big budget reboot. The man who played “The Thin Kid” is the only surviving cast member. He remembers all too well the secrets buried within the original s ..read more
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Joe Hart – Never Come Back Review
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by David Spell
2M ago
Genre: Thriller Length: 280 Pages Publisher: Thomas & Mercers Release date: April 2nd 2024 Synopsis: Family advocate Nora McTavish is settling into her new practice when she receives a call from Tess Grayson, a childhood friend she hasn’t spoken to in years. Tess is entangled in a custody battle with her ex-husband, Neil, a popular professor at a local university. It’s getting vicious—and dangerous. Rumors are swirling of Neil’s affairs with students, one of whom was found bludgeoned to death. Though the charges against him were dropped, Tess doesn’t want the man anywhere near their nine-y ..read more
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Chad Lutzke – Bruises on a Butterfly Review
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by David Spell
3M ago
Genre: Horror Length: 106 Pages Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications Release date: January 26, 2024 Synopsis: A young boy runs away from his abusive home to live in the fort he’s built in the middle of a Michigan cornfield. But when a cosmic discovery late one night warps reality into a mutating nightmare, it’s up to loyal friends to fix what they can… and bury what they can’t. My Review- Chad Lutzke sits on the top of my list for coming of age stories. He’s been killing it since his release of Of Foster Homes & Flies. I always return to his work because of his outstanding character ..read more
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Chad Lutzke – The Bedmakers Review
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by David Spell
3M ago
Genre: Horror Length: 172 Pages Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing Release date: February 13, 2024 Synopsis: After two elderly men tire of their homelessness in downtown Chicago 1979, they hop a train in search of work out west. But before their last stop, a traumatic event in an empty train car steers their once-hopeful journey into a path of chaos filled with deceit, murder, grave robbing, and dormant secrets. Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review I always return to the works of Chad Lutzke because of his outstanding characters. The Bedmakers is another fine tale from Chad Lu ..read more
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Tim Lebbon – Among the Living Review
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by David Spell
4M ago
Genre: Horror Length: 283 Pages Publisher: Titan Books Release date: February 6, 2024 Synopsis: Estranged friends Dean and Bethan meet after five years apart when they are drawn to a network of caves on a remote Arctic island. Bethan and her friends are environmental activists, determined to protect the land. But Dean’s group’s exploitation of rare earth minerals deep in the caves unleashes an horrific contagion that has rested frozen and undisturbed for many millennia. Fleeing the terrors emerging from the caves, Dean and Bethan and their rival teams undertake a perilous journey on foot acros ..read more
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Grady Hendrix – How to Sell a Hunted House Review
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by David Spell
4M ago
Genre: Horror Length: 451 Pages Publisher: Titan Books Release date: January 20, 2023 Synopsis: Every childhood home is haunted, and each of us are possessed by our parents. When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different. Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? The ..read more
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Kealan Patrick Burke – Grim Portraits: Six Stories About the Dark Side of Art Review
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by David Spell
5M ago
Genre: Horror Length: 85 Pages Publisher: Elderlemon Press Release date: September 20, 2023 Synopsis: What do you see when you look at a painting? The image, the brush strokes, the stippled canvas beneath? What if you looked beyond it? And what do you know about the person who created that picture that’s hanging on your wall? They say art requires a certain acceptable degree of madness. What secrets then lie beyond the pigment in the darkness between depiction and delusion? Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review Grim Portraits, the latest work from Kealan Patrick Burke, is a col ..read more
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Terry Miles – The Quiet Room Review
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by David Spell
5M ago
Genre: Thriller Length: 432 Pages Publisher: Del Ray Release date: October 3, 2023 Synopsis: The lore and legends around the underground game known as Rabbits gain new dimensions in this twisty tale set in the world of the hit Rabbits podcast. After nearly winning the eleventh iteration of Rabbits, the mysterious alternate reality game so vast it uses the entire world as its canvas, Emily Connors suddenly finds herself trapped in a dimensional stream where the game does not exist. At all. Except . . . why do sinister figures show up to stop her every time she goes looking? Does Rabbi ..read more
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Dan Frey – Dreambound Review
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by David Spell
10M ago
Genre: Thriller Length: 400 Pages Publisher: Del Ray Release date: September 12, 2023 Synopsis: In this thrilling contemporary fantasy novel, a father must investigate the magical underbelly of Los Angeles to find his daughter, who has seemingly disappeared into the fantastical universe of her favorite books. When Byron Kidd’s twelve-year-old daughter vanishes, the only clue is a note claiming that she’s taken off to explore the Hidden World, a magical land from a series of popular novels. She is not the only child to seek out this imaginary realm in recent years, and Byron—a cynical and hard ..read more
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