Horror Book Reviews (page 5)

LET THE OLD DREAMS DIE by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gripping, cerebral, intriguing, enigmatic—like a puzzle you enjoy working on but may never solve."
The Swedish author offers sequel stories to Handling the Undead (2010) and Let the Right One In (aka Let Me In, 2007; adapted for film in Sweden and in the U.S.). Read full book review >
RED HILL by Jamie McGuire
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"By the time the novel lurches to the end, readers may find themselves pulling for the zombies."
Far-fetched coincidences, encounters with reanimated cadavers and a smorgasbord of emotions, including—what else?—love, connect a group of people who flee a zombie apocalypse in McGuire's (Walking Disaster, 2013, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Layering several familiar elements expertly, Tallis (Death and the Maiden, 2012, etc.) creates a deliciously creepy mood of neogothic suspense."
A remote psychiatric hospital in the 1950s is the perfect setting for progressive treatments...and paranormal activity. Read full book review >
CAIN'S BLOOD by Geoffrey Girard
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Mostly suited for horror fans with an interest in real-life serial killers and with exceptionally strong stomachs."
A former Black Ops soldier with a troubled history is called in after a deranged geneticist creates multiple clones of famous serial killers and then releases them into the world. Read full book review >
FROM A KILLER'S MIND by Jason Helford
Released: July 29, 2013

"A violent, disturbing thriller."
A psychological novel that takes readers inside the mind of a serial killer. Read full book review >

RAGGED LOVE by Caroline Fedotowsky
Released: July 23, 2013

"A unique but hurried account of a difficult relationship."
Fedotowsky's debut combines experimental passagesand more straightforward memoir fodder in a tribute to her late husband. Read full book review >
JOYLAND by Stephen King
Released: June 4, 2013

"A satisfyingly warped yarn, kissing cousins of Blue Velvet. Readers may be inclined to stay off the Tilt-a-Whirl for a while after diving into these pages."
Great. First we have to be afraid of clowns. Now it's the guy who runs the Ferris wheel. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking, singularly strange and absorbing novel."
A desperate villager's quest to become Zimbabwe's newest executioner kicks off this intriguing debuthorror novel involving man-eating plants, organ harvesting and other uncanny oddities. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A fine read for horror fans who think they've seen everything in a zombie story."
This sprawling horror debut sees a tight-knit band of Florida natives battle tides of flesh-eating savages. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"A stark division of narratives, but each is absorbing, especially for history fans."
An engaging, suspenseful occult novel set in historical and contemporary Prague. Read full book review >
ASSASSIN'S CODE by Jonathan Maberry
Released: April 10, 2012

"The story's fast pace helps it go down easy, but it's almost all empty calories."
Even protagonist Joe Ledger, hero of three previous Maberry novels (The King of Plagues, 2011, etc.), knows that the premise of his latest adventure is totally ridiculous: Ledger scoffs at the idea of vampires with nuclear bombs, and Maberry can't quite make a convincing case for them either. Read full book review >
DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An outlandish but superfluous zombie yarn that is gruesome, imaginative and grateful to its inspirations."
A rogue scientist's experiment in revenge wreaks havoc on a rural township in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >