One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2021 Reads

(Editor’s Note: Here’s another edition of one of my favorite features on the Web by prolific reader and horror author Priscilla Bettis.)

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Here are the fiction and nonfiction books I read during the last three months. It LOOKS like I read a lot, but there are quite a few short stories and novellas, so I didn’t really read that many pages. Anyway, I’ll attempt a coherent, one-sentence review for each without cheating and stringing a bunch of sentences together with and!

For fun, this time I put them in reverse alphabetical order by author.:-)

Telecommuting by L. Marie Wood. There is (practically) only one character in this contemporary, slow-burn mystery novella, but Wood makes it work by feeding the reader clues and creating an anxious, believable setting. KU.

I can’t believe Tidepool is Willson’s debut. It’s SO good!

Tidepool by Nicole Willson is a Gothic-Lovecraftian novel with a misty, dank atmosphere, a protagonist you can root for, and a plot you can sink your teeth into. Kindle.

The Horror of the Broken…

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The Only Good Indians tops This Is Horror Awards 2020

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones continues receiving honors in 2021, winning Novel of the Year at the This Is Horror Awards 2020. The Only Good Indians also won the Novel categories at the 2020 Shirley Jackson Awards and the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards. This Is Horror announced its 10th annual awards on September …

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