The Patient

An out of the way, unnamed, dark, bleak asylum contains a dangerous patient who is rumored to be able to ruin, haunt, or even snuff out the lives of the people try to cure him. A young idealist psychiatrist, still grappling with his own childhood trauma is driving to his first assignment after graduating fromContinue reading “The Patient”

Castle Of Water

This was a 5 out of 5 stars novel for me; as near a perfect emotional ride as you can take.  How do you review something that blew you away? How do you add words to someone’s creation that has prose that should be considered illegal? So beautiful that it drips like honey- thick andContinue reading “Castle Of Water”

One Of Us Is Lying

The brain, the beauty, the criminal, the athlete and the outcast. Five students walk into detention… but only four walk out. Detention will never be the same… who in the wild world of sports had the opportunity, means, and motive to kill Simon?  Who put those cell phones in all the backpacks? Was that nastyContinue reading “One Of Us Is Lying”

The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)

Four cousins summoned back by their grandfather… The death of a family patriarch… An old, mysterious house… A painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside it… And a family with dark secrets… This is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson, scheduled to be released in January of 2018. Continue reading “The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)”

Lying To Children

From the nine months it takes to create that perfect little life until the eighteen years and beyond it takes to raise them, children are by far the greatest gift we ever receive.  Their first smile. Their first laugh. Their first words. Their first steps. All are such monumental milestones. As parents, we smile andContinue reading “Lying To Children”

Ararat

Liars and blizzards and demons… OH MY! An avalanche that opens a cave in the mountain. The discovery of what appears to be Noah’s Ark. An expedition led up the mountain in search of answers. A demon that has been lying in wait for just the right time to make its presence known to theContinue reading “Ararat”

New Boy

This was a 3.5 to 4 stars read for me, so I rounded up!   The tragedy of bullying. One day. From the start of the school day until the last bell rings. Osei was changing schools and not for the first time. This was Osei first day at another new school. His diplomat fatherContinue reading “New Boy”

The Silent Corner

This Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz, is the start of a new thriller series – featuring Jane Hawk- and is an interesting departure from his typical horror/supernatural genre. This was a 4 out of 5 stars read for me. Jane Hawk is a strong female character, and Koontz outdid himself in her character. Staying trueContinue reading “The Silent Corner”

Before We Were Yours

Avery Foster has grown up in a life of wealth and privilege. Her father is a senator and she is an accomplished attorney. As her father (a well respected Senator) is set to go through chemotherapy, she leaves her job as a U.S. District Attorney to work alongside him while he goes through treatment. WhileContinue reading “Before We Were Yours”

Mormama

I rated this between a 2.5 and 3 stars out of 5. Mormama, by Kit Reed, is a Southern Gothic haunting set in Jacksonville, Florida. This tale starts out with Dale, (who knows what his real name is, as he has just chosen one when he can’t remember his own), a down on his luckContinue reading “Mormama”