[FEATURE] Best Reads of 2020

Sitting down and viewing my GR list for 2020 was a bit of a surprise. I read quite a few comics and short stories this past year, for one. And two, this year must have been horribly long, because I could have sworn a bunch of these titles were actually read in 2019. To compose…

[REVIEW] The Devil’s Mistress – by David Barclay

THE DEVIL’S MISTRESS – BY DAVID BARCLAY Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing / Available March 2021 Verdict: 4.25 out of 5 ~ Overview: It’s 1705. Isabella Ashford has been accused of murder. The town of Blackfriar says she’s been frequenting the woods and consorting with the devil. They say she’s become a witch. But the…

[REVIEW] The Drowning Kind – by Jennifer McMahon

THE DROWNING KIND – BY JENNIFER MCMAHON Published by Gallery/Scout Press / Available April 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 ~ Overview:  When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away…

[REVIEW] Irish Gothic – by Ronald Kelly

IRISH GOTHIC: tales of celtic horror – BY RONALD KELLY Published by Ronald Kelly / Available February 2021 Verdict: 4 out of 5 ~ Overview: Ronald Kelly recently discovered how much Irish ancestry he had, and decided to write up a collection of folklore horror in the Irish tradition. Irish Gothic features seven entries, one of which is a novelette….

[REVIEW] Slow Burn on Riverside – by Chad Lutzke

SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE – BY CHAD LUTZKE Published by Static Age / Available March 2021 Verdict: 3 out of 5 ~ Overview: “When 18-year-old Jex moves into a new apartment, his roommate’s descent into drugs paves the way for mental illness, while Jex deals with their sexually assertive landlady. But when her teenage son…

[REVIEW] You Love Me – by Caroline Kepnes

YOU LOVE ME – BY CAROLINE KEPNES Published by Random House / Available April 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 ~ Overview: Joe is out of prison and on his own again. Love is back in California raising their son, but Joe has signed a contract to keep away from them. Instead in California, he’s…

[REVIEW] Raft of Stars – by Andrew J. Graff

RAFT OF STARS – by Andrew J. Graff Published by Ecco / Available March 2021 Verdict: 4 out of 5 ~ Overview: After a domestic shooting, two friends escape to the woods of Wisconsin to follow the river away from their homes. Four adults soon give chase, racing against time to reach the boys before…