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    {Review} A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE, by Josh Malerman

    Published by This Is Horror Format: Paperback 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 Amelia and James discover something below the water’s surface that changes their lives forever. It’s got two stories. It’s got a garden. And the front door is open. It’s a house at the bottom of a lake. For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? While the duo plays house beneath the waves, one reality remains: Just because a house…

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    {Review} IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN by Andy Davidson

    IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN by Andy Davidson Published by Skyhorse on 3/5/19 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror Pages: 384 Format: ARC, Paperback Buy on Amazon Goodreads One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning—with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. When motel-owner Annabelle Gaskin offers…

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    {Review} IN THE RIVER, by Jeremy Robert Johnson

    IN THE RIVER by Jeremy Robert Johnson Published by Amazon Digital Services on August 4, 2017 Genres: Horror Pages: 137 Format: eBook, Paperback Buy on Amazon "In the River is a brilliant offering; the pain and strange beauty of it will wash over you and sweep you away."―Scream Magazine "Gripping, horrifying, surreal...Think The Old Man and the Sea meets The Pearl meets Pet Sematary...But, dare I say it, In the River takes you to even darker places..."―Verbicide An intensely moving tale of survival and madness along the river's edge. A father and son fishing lesson become a nightmarish voyage to the sea in this visionary testament to the lengths we…

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    {Review} STIRRING THE SHEETS, by Chad Lutzke

    STIRRING THE SHEETS by Chad Lutzke Published by Bloodshot Books on April 13, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Weird Tales Pages: 130 Format: eBook, Paperback Buy on Amazon An elderly funeral home worker, struggling with the loss of his wife, finds an unnatural attraction to a corpse at work resembling his late bride in her younger years. A story of desperation, loneliness and letting go. STIRRING THE SHEETS is the first novella I have read by author Chad Lutzke. After finishing this one in a single sitting, I am so glad I already have two additional books of his in my TBR pile to read next! I’ll…

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    {Review} THE RUST MAIDENS, by Gwendolyn Kiste

    THE RUST MAIDENS by Gwendolyn Kiste Published by JournalStone on November 16, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 218 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Something’s happening to the girls on Denton Street. It’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline have just graduated high school, only to confront an ugly, uncertain future. Across the city, abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore, one strong spark, and the Cuyahoga River might catch fire. But none of that compares to what’s happening in their own west side neighborhood. The girls Phoebe and Jacqueline have…