What Hides Within – Jason Parent

  What started out as an innocent trip on the river, paddling around with your girlfriend, ended up headfirst into a huge spider’s web. The next thing Clive knows, he’s hearing a voice from within, and it’s telling him to do things. Clive, the poor bastard, doesn’t know if he’s losing his mind or ifContinue reading “What Hides Within – Jason Parent”

The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier

  I remember seeing The Nightwalker on some list of must-reads by Stephen King. I knew most of the books on the list, but the Nightwalker was one that I hadn’t heard of. So, on a trip perusing through my local used bookstore, low and behold, there it was. I snatched it up and itContinue reading “The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier”

A View from the Lake – Greg F. Gifune

  Katherine and James purchased lake property in rural western Massachusetts when they were in their mid-twenties. They rented out the various cottages while James worked on his poetry. It was an idyllic setting and life. That is, until James discovered the body of a boy floating by one of the cottage docks. The accidentContinue reading “A View from the Lake – Greg F. Gifune”

Succulent Prey – Wrath James White

  Succulent Prey should come with a warning on the cover: WARNING – Not for the faint of heart, weak stomachs or if your idea of horror is Stephen King and Dean Koontz. If you like your horror to be serial killers, cannabalism, and graphic page after page drenched in blood, Succulent Prey might beContinue reading “Succulent Prey – Wrath James White”

The Girl Next Door – Jack Ketchum

  Ketchum was a man way ahead of his time. In 1989, he wrote The Girl Next Door. There was nothing on the shelves remotely like it by other authors. There was nothing as brutal, as gut-wrenching, or emotionally draining as The Girl Next Door. This kind of fiction wouldn’t see the light of dayContinue reading “The Girl Next Door – Jack Ketchum”

Episodes of Violence – David Bernstein

  I absolutely blew through Bernstein’s Episodes of Violence. I literally couldn’t put it down. There was just something about this tale that sickened me and rocked me to my core. After taking some time between finishing it and writing this review, I believe it’s simply that the story of these teenage losers going aroundContinue reading “Episodes of Violence – David Bernstein”

Something Violent – Kristopher Rufty

  Dr Phil meets Natural Born Killers. Sound like an odd combination? It totally works in Rufty’s Something Violent. When Jody and Seth are out on their killing sprees, they are all business. But their marriage has hit the rocks. Where do the serial killers turn to when they can’t fix their marriage on theirContinue reading “Something Violent – Kristopher Rufty”

Blanky – Kealon Patrick Burke

  Steve doesn’t think his life can get any worse. His nine-month-old baby girl mysteriously dies in her crib. His grief stricken wife, Lexi, can’t bear to be around Steve and the house where their daughter died. So, she moves back in with her parents, leaving Steve all alone to face the misery by himself.Continue reading “Blanky – Kealon Patrick Burke”

Bone White – Ronald Malfi

  A man shambles down out of the hills of northern Alaska and into the only diner in the tiny, fly-speck sized town of Dread’s Hand. He sits down at the counter and casually orders his favorite, hot cocoa. The waitress is trembling as she brings it to him. As Joe Mallory is enjoying hisContinue reading “Bone White – Ronald Malfi”

Halloween Carnival, Volume Two – Brian James Freeman

  With Halloween right around the corner, let’s jump into this collection – Mr. Dark’s Carnival – Glen Hirshberg A Montana ghost story thats got some nice creepiness. David is a college professor that teaches a class that explores folklore and his favorite part of the course is the folk tale of Mr. Dark’s Carnival.Continue reading “Halloween Carnival, Volume Two – Brian James Freeman”