No Exit

NO EXIT Written by Taylor Adams Published by William Morrow, January 15, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out…

Stillhouse Lake

STILLHOUSE LAKE Written by Rachel Caine Published by Thomas and Mercer, July 1, 2017 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Gina Royal is the definition of average—a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband’s secret life as a serial killer, she…

The Cabin at the End of the World

THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD Written by Paul Tremblay Published by William Morrow, June 26, 2018 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in…

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK Written by Paul Tremblay Published by William Morrow, June 21, 2016 My star rating: 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her fourteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. The search isn’t…

Six Stories

SIX STORIES Written by Matt Wesolowski Published by Orenda Books, June 1, 2017 My star rating: 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell…

A House at the Bottom of a Lake

A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE Written by Josh Malerman Published by This Is Horror, October 21, 2016 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers…

Horrorstor

HORRORSTOR Written by Grady Hendrix Published by Quirk books, September 23, 2014 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds – clearly someone, or something, is up to…

Mirrors and Thorns – A dark fairy tale anthology – Blog Tour Review!

I’ve never hidden the fact that anthologies and short stories aren’t really my thing. I find that short stories just aren’t long enough to catch my interest but, most often, I can’t find many anthologies that cover a topic that interests me. That is, until Mirrors and Thorns. UMMMMM hello?! Dark Fairy Tales?? YES PLEASE!…

Final Girls

FINAL GIRLS Written by Riley Sager Published by Dutton, July 11, 2017 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS:        Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of…