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Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale

EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale After reading THE BOTTOMS by Joe R. Lansdale, I had a sneaking suspicion he was using his stories to break my heart and after just finishing EDGE OF DARK WATER, this suspicion has been confirmed. Joe R. Lansdale is indeed trying to break my heart. He’s coming after my soul. He’s weaseling into my life and stealing retail space on my bookshelf. Proof:   The thing is, I have fully surrendered. I’m allowing it. Game on. Take everything. EDGE OF DARK WATER is the story of some kids growing up as best...

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Book Review: RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby

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Book Review: RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby

  RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby    “Folks like to talk about revenge like it’s a righteous thing but it’s just hate in a nicer suit.” -S.A. Cosby Nearly one year to the day that I finished BLACKTOP WASTELAND, one of my favorite novels of 2020, I turned the final page of S.A. Cosby’s magnificent follow up, RAZORBLADE TEARS, and even though it’s only July I can confidently declare that the results are the same. This will no doubt be one of my favorite reads of the year. The setup for this crime novel is familiar, but with a...

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Book Review: MAGGIE OF MY HEART by Alyson Faye

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Book Review: MAGGIE OF MY HEART by Alyson Faye

  MAGGIE OF MY HEART by Alyson Faye Set in post-war England in the 1940s, Maggie of My Heart harkens back to the classic black and white film noirs of the era and, like all good noirs, boasts a killer femme fatale in Maggie, a young woman whose past life of abuse at the hands of a former lover comes back to haunt her. Working as an escort in the seedy bars of London, Maggie finds herself falling for a charming conman named Johnny. Their relationship sours as Johnny becomes increasingly violent and unpredictable, and Maggie finds an out via...

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Book Review: SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE by Chad Lutzke

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Book Review: SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE by Chad Lutzke

  SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE by Chad Lutzke   “Taking my mind for granted became my biggest regret.” When 18-year-old Jex moves into a new apartment, his roommate’s descent into drugs paves the way for mental illness, while Jex deals with their sexually assertive landlady. But when her teenage son shows up, things take a very dark turn.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝓛𝓮𝓮-𝓪𝓷𝓷 🇨🇦 (@grumplstiltskin)   View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝕬𝖘𝖍𝖊𝖘 & 𝕷𝖔𝖗𝖊 (@ashesandlore)     View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sadie Hartmann (@mother.horror)

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Book Review: CURSED by Paul M. Feeny

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Book Review: CURSED by Paul M. Feeny

Cursed by Paul M. Feeney Book four in Demain Publishing’s Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Line, which focuses on crime fiction, tests the limits of the definition with ‘Cursed’ offering a detective noir mystery tale with strong horror elements, throwing cursed DVDs and magical crime families into the mix. Garrison Wake is a Private Investigator. He is also a shapeshifter, using his supernatural talents to solve the cases that nobody else can. If you’ve been cursed by witches, are being haunted by real-life demons, or have a problem only magic can solve, he is the man you want on your case. When...

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