Horror Book Reviews (page 2)

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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2013

"A unique but hurried account of a difficult relationship."
Fedotowsky's debut combines experimental passages and more straightforward memoir fodder in a tribute to her late husband. Read full book review >

JOYLAND by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
The Hangman's Replacement by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
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 debut horror novel involving man-eating plants, organ harvesting and other uncanny oddities. Read full book review >
YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD by Raymond Esposito
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
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 >

Come Hell or High Water, Part 2: Rising by Stephen Morris
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
THRILLERS
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
THRILLERS
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 >
WHO GIVES A HOWL by David J. Deines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"A fun, dark horror tale."
Deines, in this first installment of a planned four-part series, takes familiar conceits of fantasy and horror—werewolves, vampires and brave, relentless heroes—and freights them with religious significance. Read full book review >
ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The latest from a generation of literary novelists who are erasing the distinction between art and pulp."
The zombie genre provides unlikely inspiration for the author's creative renewal. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT STRANGERS by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A practical magick horror story with a not-entirely-satisfying resolution."
Bohjalian's (Secrets of Eden, 2010, etc.) latest effort finds its dark magick in a coven of herbalists, ghosts from an air crash and the troubled history of a derelict Victorian house. Read full book review >
WOLF AT THE DOOR by MaryJanice Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Is someone plundering the membership rolls of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce just to get Betsy's attention? Or is the real motive even more devious? Don't worry about it; just wait for Rachael's certain return."
Just what you wanted: a werewolf spinoff to Davidson's wacky vampire series that offers serious sexy-heroine competition to Minnesota vamp queen Betsy Taylor. Read full book review >