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Review: “Dark Legion,” Rob Cornell

Pros: Interesting storyline and characters Cons: Damn that one stereotype; too many supernaturals Rating: 3 out of 5 Rob Cornell’s Dark Legion: An Urban Fantasy Thriller (The Lockman Chronicles Book 2) isn’t as good as the previous book, Darker Things,

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Review: “The Shredded Veil Mysteries,” Leah R. Cutter

Pros: Fascinating take on ghosts; creative and original Cons: Needs more worldbuilding; one unsatisfying story Rating: 4 out of 5 Leah R. Cutter’s The Shredded Veil Mysteries is a collection of six ghostly tales. In 2012, the Great Unraveling happened,

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Review: “Darker Things,” Rob Cornell

Pros: Fabulous world-building; intriguing storyline Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Rob Cornell’s Darker Things: An Urban Fantasy Thriller (The Lockman Chronicles Book 1) starts off with a bang. Thirteen-year-old girl Jessie shows up on Craig Lockman’s doorstep. In

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Review: “Posing for Picasso,” Sam Stone

Pros: Keeps the reader guessing! Cons: Slow start Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Sam Stone’s Posing for Picasso is a thriller/horror novel that absolutely delighted me. Painter Avgustin Juniper is accused of killing and mutilating his girlfriend and model, Annabel.

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“Weird Thriller” Storybundle

I’m never going to catch up on all these books, but I’m not complaining! There’s a new storybundle, of weird thrillers. Only up for another 20 days, so get it while it’s hot!

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Review: “The Cabin at the End of the World,” Paul Tremblay

Pros: This story broke my brain Cons: Truly bizarre perspective/PoV switching Rating: 5 out of 5 Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel introduces us to little girl Wen and her Daddy Eric and Daddy

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Review: “The Silent Corner,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Detailed world-building; tension Cons: Too depressing for me right now; starts out a bit slow and rambling Rating: 4 out of 5 I’d heard of Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk novels, and I am overall a fan of his work,

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Review: “Singularity,” Bill DeSmedt

Pros: Fascinating premise that goes to even more fascinating places Cons: Very talky; didn’t convince me to read the next book Rating: 4 out of 5 Bill DeSmedt’s Singularity (The Archon Sequence Book 1) starts with the Tunguska event–a seeming

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Review: “Leverage in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: The usual fun world and characters; an interesting mystery Cons: So. Much. Talking. Rating: 3 out of 5 J.D. Robb’s (Nora Roberts’s) Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47) is not her best work. In

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Review: “Day 9,” Robert Jeschonek

Pros: Vivid and original Cons: Pointlessly bizarre; plot holes; unlikable characters Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Robert Jeschonek’s Day 9: A Novel is certainly… original. There are two parallel narratives going on. In one, an author named Dunne has teamed

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