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    My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in “self-defence” and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating a doctor at the hospital where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared…

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    Without Condition by Sonora Taylor

    Without Condition by Sonora Taylor on February 12, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Girls & Women Buy on Amazon Goodreads Cara Vineyard lives a quiet life in rural North Carolina. She works for an emerging brewery, drives her truck late at night, and lives with her mother on a former pumpkin farm. Her mother is proud of her and keeps a wall displaying all of Cara’s accomplishments. Cara isn’t so much proud as she is bored. She’s revitalized when she meets Jackson Price, a pharmacist in Raleigh. Every day they spend together, she falls for him a little more — which in turn makes her life more complicated. When Cara goes…

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    {Review} The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish

    by Catherine Cavendish on January 10, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Ghost, Historical Fiction, Occult & Supernatural Pages: 288 Format: ARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads Ghosts have always walked there. Now they’re not alone… In the depths of Edinburgh, an evil presence is released. Hannah and her colleagues are tour guides who lead their visitors along the spooky, derelict Henderson Close, thrilling them with tales of spectres and murder. For Hannah it is her dream job, but not for long. Who is the mysterious figure that disappears around a corner? What is happening in the old print shop? And who is the little girl with no face? The legends of Henderson…

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    {New Release} DEAD OF WINTER, Kealan Patrick Burke

    by Kealan Patrick Burke on December 11, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror Pages: 94 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Winter isn’t coming…it’s already here, and with it comes a horror no door can keep out.It’s there in the yard, in the faces of the snowmen a young boy doesn’t remember building. It’s in the oddly empty streets below Santa Claus’s crumbling sleigh. It’s in the unnatural movement of the snow that suffocates a widower’s town, and in the cold eyes of a lonely man’s estranged children. Here, there is no holiday cheer, only spine-chilling fear, in the DEAD OF WINTER.Featuring seven stories, an introduction by the author, and a…

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    {Review} UNMEMORY, by Kristi DeMeester

    UNMEMORY by Kristi DeMeester Published by Tallhat Press on 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense Pages: 40 Format: Paperback Goodreads An original, 9,000-word short story by Kristi DeMeester, with 10 illustrations by Yves Tourigny. A university student attempts to track down the briefly-glimpsed Christmas film which traumatized her as a child. UNMEMORY is the first I have read from author Kristi DeMeester. This chapbook struck me as being as complete as any novella, in regards to how well we get to “know” the main character, Ashleigh. We begin with a glimpse of her as a young girl, and how her home life and values were organized…