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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} Blackwater: The Complete Saga by Michael McDowell, narrated by Matt Godfrey

    Blackwater: The Complete Saga by Michael McDowell, Matt Godfrey Published by Valancourt Books on 10.9.17 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Southern Gothic, Supernatural Pages: 800 Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories…

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    Guest Review of Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem

    Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem My rating: 4 of 5 stars An engaging novel of Appalachian Gothic, that weaves the unique folklore and beliefs of the region from the Great Depression into the modern day. Marked by a strong sense of time and place, this is a chilling work of regional horror.