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    {Review} THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE, by J.H. Moncrieff

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Police Procedural, Psychological Horror, Suspense Format: eARC People are dying at Strong Lake, and the worst is yet to come. An idyllic weekend camping trip is cut short when Reese Wallace’s friends are brutally murdered. As the group’s only survivor, Reese is the prime suspect, and his story doesn’t make much sense. A disembodied voice warning him to leave the campground the night before? A strange, blackened tree that gave him an electric shock when he cut it down for firewood? Detective Greyeyes isn’t having any of it―until she hears the voice herself and finds…

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    {Review} THE TOLL, by Cherie Priest

    Format: Paperback From Cherie Priest, the author of The Family Plot and Maplecroft, comes The Toll, a tense, dark, and scary treat for modern fans of the traditionally strange and macabre. The Verge—New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for JulyLit Reactor—Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2019 Take a road trip into a Southern gothic horror novel. Titus and Melanie Bell are on their honeymoon and have reservations in the Okefenokee Swamp cabins for a canoeing trip. But shortly before they reach their destination, the road narrows into a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car. Much later, Titus wakes up lying in the middle of the road, no bridge in…

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    {Review} Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. Beckett

    Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. Beckett Once an exciting up-and-coming star of the burgeoning paranormal investigation TV genre, now Prudence Osgood finds herself as a barely functioning alcoholic living in daily pain, both physical, from a car accident nearly twenty years ago, and emotional, from the loss of Audrey Frost, her partner and best friend, over an ill-advised hoax. When a random and cryptic email shows up in her inbox, she must begin an investigation that is far more sinister than it initially seems, and far more connected to the last two decades of her own life than she could ever imagine.​ Osgood As Gone cuts a trail from…

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    {Review} THE BLACK HOTEL: A Supernatural Thriller by Renee Wakefield

    THE BLACK HOTEL: A Supernatural Thriller by Renee Wakefield Published by Independently Published on October 11, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 229 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Welcome to Black Hotel. A haunted hotel... with no ghosts When overweight dreamer Jack stumbles on work at Black Hotel, he believes he has found the perfect job. With no guests, the hotel pays him to sit about all night and do nothing. He doesn't even mind when he discovers the hotel is haunted. What upsets him is that no one believes him. But as the past and future collide and the hauntings escalate, Jack has to…

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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…