[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] 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…

[REVIEW] Every Last Fear – by Alex Finlay

EVERY LAST FEAR – by Alex Finlay Published by Minotaur Books / Available March 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 ~ Overview: A family is discovered dead in Mexico, seemingly killed by a gas leak. Except for the father, who is in pieces outside. Two sons remain; one in prison for a murder he did…

[REVIEW] Electric Midnight: Dog Eat Dog – by Andrew Post

ELECTRIC MIDNIGHT: DOG EAT DOG – by Andrew Post Published by Andrew Post / Available March 2021 Verdict: 5 out of 5 ~ Overview: It’s the “turn of the century,” 1999, in Detroit. A mafia stash house is hit by a rival family. Hitmen are contracted on both sides. Dog Eat Dog is the first…

[REVIEW] Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy – by Hailey Piper

UNFORTUNATE ELEMENTS OF MY ANATOMY Published by The Seventh Terrace / Available May 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 ~ Overview: Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy isHailey Piper’s debut collection, featuring eighteen stories. Though most of these shorts have appeared elsewhere, two are brand new. The closing entry is also a never-before-published novelette. If you…

REVIEW: Holes in the Veil – by Beth Overmyer

HOLES IN THE VEIL – by Beth Overmyer Published by Flame Tree Press / Available February 2021 Verdict: 3 out of 5 ~ Overview: Holes in the Veil continues the journey of Aidan Ingledark and his pursuit of the Goblets Immortal. Now in possession of a map leading to the whereabouts of the Questing Goblet,…

[REVIEW] The Lost Village – by Camilla Sten

THE LOST VILLAGE – by Camilla Sten (Translated by Alexandra Fleming) Published by Minotaur Books / Available March 2021 Verdict: 4 out of 5 ~ Overview: In 1959, an entire village of people disappeared. Sixty years later, documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt takes a small crew to old mining town in search of answers. It takes…