[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] 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…

[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] The Hobgoblin of Little Minds – by Mark Matthews

THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS By Mark Matthew Published by Wicked Run Press Available January 2021 Matthews has certainly created a version of werewolves I can get behind. Oddly enough, I’m not much for the classics – mummies, vampires, werewolves, zombies … they’re just not my cup of tea. They need to have something fresh…

[REVIEW] Starving Ghosts in Every Thread – by Eric LaRocca

STARVING GHOSTS IN EVERY THREAD By Eric LaRocca Self-Published Available May 2020 I saw this novella everywhere in 2020, it seemed. I’d also heard LaRocca was a writer to watch, this being an impressive debut. Now that I’ve read Starving Ghosts in Every Thread, I can see why. LaRocca has a darkly poetic way to…