“beautifully crafted, unusually structured novel about the inescapability of memory, the tragic scars left by trauma and abuse, and the abuse of power.”
“Those Who Came Before is a tale built on the ‘sins of the fathers’ premise, hinting that DNA may carry more than eye color and an ethnic background.
“A story surpassing in concept any slasher novel/film made thus far.”
“Hidden and Visible Realms does make for pleasurable and fast reading.
“Gorgeous graphics and a neat idea cannot save what eventually becomes a tragically flawed effort.”
“King has a way of subliminally drawing in his reader to believe a horrific and chilling premise as quite possible.”
“In Cold Storage, David Koepp easily transfers to novel from his experience as the screenwriter of such recognizable movies as Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds
“Lotz has written a thoughtful thriller that is as much about the psychology of people who hide in various ways than about catching a murderer.”
“The Grand Dark doesn’t rise above the pulpy, overwrought drama of the eponymous theater’s productions.
“The author has taken the isolation of the Okefenokee Swamp and magnified it into a story of dread, fear, and supernatural inevitability.”
The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.
“The Substitution Order is a good legal thriller with enjoyable characters and a dilly of a situation faced by the main character.
“Well written if graphic, Dust Devils is further evidence that Jonathan Janz’s star will continue rising among contemporary horror writer greats.”
“Any reader who likes the literary convention of placing real-life people in fictional situations will wholeheartedly enjoy Stoker’s Wilde.”
“The scope of Camp’s mythological knowledge continues to be impressive, even as he builds a cosmos that is distinctly his own.”
“Whether for a light read or deeper introspection, this book offers intriguing insights and opinions into the reasons why the creation of a 19th century teenaged author has become a referen
“A skillful blending of paranormal horror with a political thriller.”
“As the first novel of an award-winning short story writer, In the Midst of the Sea makes an impressive debut.”
“Carrying McGuire’s signature voice, Middlegame takes the reader through fantastic yet dark childhoods that blossom into a grim, powerful godhood.
“New terrors are what Kiernan offers, for worse, but for transformative worse.”
“As with all other Jonathan Janz’s novels, this one is a definite winner!”
“Days by Moonlight is a trip down the rabbit hole to a Wonderland for adults, where the real and the unreal walk hand in hand, and it’s difficult to separate the two.”
“Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.”
Nell Freudenberger opens Lost and Wanted with wicked good literary instinct: “In the first few months after Charlie died, I began hearing from her much more frequently.
“a story not only of a haunted house but also of haunted people.”