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Horror Supernatural

The Poor and the Haunted – Dustin McKissen

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November 20, 2019

Liberation

The Poor and the Haunted is a psychological drama that is enthralling, full of suspense and possesses a supernatural dimension that may lead to horrors as the story unfolds.

Jimmy Lansford is the protagonist of the story which is told over two time periods; as a young boy of…


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Horror

Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley

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October 20, 2019

Guilt

Starve Acre is a folk horror tale full of menace and fuelled by guilt. Richard and Juliette Willoughby, and their young son Ewan moved to Richard’s family home in the Yorkshire Dales following the death of his parents. The house known as Starve Acre has unhappy memories for Richard as…


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Horror Mystery Thriller

The Devil Aspect – Craig Russell (by Beata)

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September 4, 2019

Creepy And Unsettling

The year is 1935 and the political changes which took place two years earlier in Germany begin to influence the attitudes of more and more citizens of Czechoslovakia. A psychiatrist, Viktor Kosarek, arrives at Hrad Orlu Asylum to observe some most dangerous murderers kept there. …


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Horror Literary Fiction Science and Technology Science Fiction

Cadaver Dog – Doug Goodman

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September 2, 2019

I do not usually talk about this, but I am a zombie-fiction-a-holic. Oh, yes, I do love my zombie books. ‘I’ve loved them for years, and I think they are probably one of the best parts of sci-fi and dystopian fiction when done well.

Today’s review is on Doug ‘Goodman’s…


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Horror

Land of Bones – Glenn Rolfe

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August 15, 2019

Apprehension

Land of Bones is a collection of horror stories that stimulate and provoke the imagination to go beyond the scenarios painted. Fourteen short stories combine to create an impressive compendium of treats that are well written and have the ability to capture such moving and scary images as tales of…


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Horror Mystery Thriller

Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware

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July 14, 2019

Disconcerting

Turn of the Key is an unnerving story told by a murder suspect as she recounts the background and incident to the death of a child while she was the nanny. Rowan Caine is the nanny who is accused of killing a young girl she was caring for and she…


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Crime Horror Thriller

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge – Max Collins et. al.

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May 2, 2019

Murderous

Violence has always been and always will be a constant product of human existence. Either as nations or individuals we continue to excel in its expression. Some very good authors have contributed to the A Time for Violence anthology and the editors have described it as “a love letter to the great…


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Historical Fiction Horror Mystery Thriller

The Devil Aspect – Craig Russell

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April 8, 2019

Malignant

The Devil Aspect is absorbing, mystifying and deliciously sinister. Craig Russell is a talented writer that has superbly blended a compelling nefarious plot, with inexplicably damaged characters, myths and legends, and a setting that is dark and chilling. I just love it. 🙂

Dr Viktor Kosárek is a young enthusiastic psychiatrist…


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Horror Literary Fiction

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

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February 27, 2019

Loneliness

It’s over 200 years since Frankenstein was first published in 1818 and it is a remarkable achievement that we’re still reading this book today, in a genre that has mushroomed. Certainly one of the greatest monster stories of all time and credited for creating the mad scientist and the first…


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Fantasy Horror Reviews

Season of Storms (Witcher#0) – Andrzej Sapkowski

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January 12, 2019

The Return of the Witcher

A prequel that will appeal to avid fans, filling out the backstories of key characters and expanding further upon the established lore. However, as a standalone, it’s perhaps the weakest of The Witcher series.

Once more Geralt finds himself trapped between malicious monarchs and sultry sorceresses,…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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