[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] 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…

[REVIEW] Sacrament (Father of Lies, Book #3) – by Steve Stred

SACRAMENT (Father of Lies, Book #3) By Steve Stred Published by Black Void Publishing Available May 2021 When I read the first book in this trilogy, I made a comment that I wanted to see the story expanded. Shortly after hosting that review, Steve announced that there would be another two books to follow. While…

[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] Come Forth in Thaw – by Jayson Robert Ducharme

COME FORTH IN THAW By Jayson Robert Ducharme Self-Published Available February 2021 Being a parent (and one that suffers from depression and anxiety), this novella pulled the floor out from under me several times. For this story, Ducharme has created a fictional (American) version of the Suicide Forest from Japan. A mother has gone there…