Horror Book Reviews (page 2)

THE VENTANA WILD MEN by Keith Wise
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"An absorbing, suspenseful tale of man versus his bestial nature; entertaining but not for the squeamish."
A debut thriller, set in the California wilderness, follows an ambitious TV reporter. Read full book review >
THE HUNTER by Nicholas Arriaza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An enticing tale and an effective introduction to an expansive fictional world."
In Arriaza's supernatural debut novel, a doctor aids a wounded stranger who shows up on her property and then faces a wave of otherworldly creatures. Read full book review >

HEKLA'S CHILDREN by James Brogden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An exciting and bloody read with teeth."
When a vicious, ancient evil is loosed upon the Earth, a motley crew must band together to halt its murderous rampage and return it to its prison. Read full book review >
THE WRONG DEAD GUY  by Richard Kadrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A goofy, flamboyant, and breathless horror adventure by one of the genre's sharpest creators."
Supernatural agent "Coop" Cooper returns in an overstuffed, hyperkinetic sequel to The Everything Box (2016). Read full book review >
THE WORDSMITH by Alan Ayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2017

"A suspenseful, imaginative, and well-told horror story."
In Ayer's debut supernatural-horror novel, a world-famous novelist seemingly has it all, but he still wants much, much more. Read full book review >

MELHARA by Jocelyn Tollefson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A violent, dramatic, and ultimately hopeful debut despite some pacing issues."
In this contemporary horror/fantasy novel, a Canadian woman confronts her destiny when a demon claims her as his queen. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A plausible and provocative hypothesis on how methods of memorization may have laid the groundwork for many mysterious extant monuments."
A thought-provoking theory on "memory palaces" and their significance to ancient ancestral civilizations. Read full book review >
THE DEMON RIFT by M.K. Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Effective for readers who appreciate supernatural gore, but the timeline becomes hard to track."
In this debut horror novel, several generations of women try to prevent a demon from opening a permanent rift between universes. Read full book review >
ESKER by D.L. Tracey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"Despite the hints of a promising Hitchcock-ian thriller, this murder tale fails to live up to its potential."
Mysterious creatures and gruesome killings terrorize a New England town in this horror novel. Read full book review >
AFFINITY'S WINDOW by Douglas Wilson
Released: Dec. 3, 2016

"A chilling ghost story that sets the innocence of childhood against the horrors of domestic abuse."
A young girl with an eerie doll, a ghost hunter with a tragic past, and a mother-daughter team of psychics cross paths in this debut horror novel. Read full book review >
All in Fear by May Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"An engaging anthology of queer fiction filled with monsters, mysteries, and menace."
A collection of horror tales from six romance writers highlights queer characters in fearful circumstances. Read full book review >
HELLFIGHTERS by Alexander Gordon Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Nevertheless, this brings the same fear, fire, and comic relief as its predecessor, and readers will be happy enough with this sequel to the first Faustian tale to look forward to the next one. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The Hellraisers have been betrayed, and all hell is threatening to break loose, quite literally. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >