Horror

Horror


General Horror

The Book of Baku by R.L. Boyle

As we’re in the height of the spooky season, I wanted to share my review of The Book of Baku which I read a few weeks ago. I had come across the Japanese myth of the ‘Baku’ a few times and I was curious to see how it would be presented in this novel; I quickly found out that this was a chilling take that still haunts me weeks later.… Continue reading →

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez

So, we all know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover but when I saw this pop up on Twitter I knew I just had to have it. I was unsettled yet intrigued by the disturbing cover, even more so when I read the blurb… and even more so when I read the book.… Continue reading →

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Gothic

Horseman by Christina Henry

After yesterday’s review (as well as other Henry reviews of mine…) it will not be a surprise at all that I absolutely loved this novel and devoured it in one sitting. Somehow, each time I read one of Henry’s books they just get better and better which I didn’t know was even still possible.… Continue reading →

Blog Tour – The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings by Dan Jones

Ghost stories have been told throughout the centuries, and whilst many may not have quite the same impact on a modern audience than on its contemporary one, there are some that can still evoke fear and unease even all this time later. The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings, retold by Dan Jones, is one that still stands the test of time with some gruesome imagery that I’m still thinking about even now (I’m not sure I’ll be able to look at goats in the same way ever again).… Continue reading →

Blog Tour – The Watchers by A.M. Shine

When I first heard about this novel it sounded like the perfect, creepy read for the spooky season. I was especially drawn to the fact that it seemed to have roots in the more traditional, gothic, style of horror which is a particular favourite of mine and Shine certainly did not disappoint!… Continue reading →

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Psychological Thrillers

Now You’re One of Us by Asa Nonami

The entire novel focuses on Noriko as she struggles with learning her place in her secretive family. By keeping the novel limited to Noriko’s perspective this effectively heightened the tense atmosphere in the novel. I especially loved how we witness Noriko develop over the course of the novel.… Continue reading →

Come With Me by Ronald Malfi

I loved the way that this entire novel was written in the second person; our protagonist, Aaron, is telling the story to his now deceased wife Allison. It just made the entire novel feel much more personal and engaging, even the more gruesome elements of the novel or the ‘action’ has an almost lyrical touch to it which I love.… Continue reading →

Blog Tour – Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl

Whilst this is not a genre I typically read, I do get hooked by Scandinavian crime dramas and find thrillers around therapists particularly interesting. So, when I was approached with a blog tour invite for Cabin Fever how could I say no? This novel was every bit as gripping as I expected and I devoured the entire thing on one Sunday morning.… Continue reading →

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