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Seeders by AJ Colucci

Seeders by AJ Colucci

Seeders by AJ Colucci (St. Martin’s Press, July 15th)-The new horror thriller by AJ Colucci features a secluded island, plant communication, and a group of six people secluded on said island for two weeks. Off to a good start, yes? One particular blurb likened it to The Shining crossed with The Ruins, and The Ruins I agree with, but I think I’d put it more in the And Then There … Continue reading

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (S&S, July 15th, 2014)-I shamefully admit that it’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by the wonderful James Lee Burke. It’s all good, though, because Wayfaring Stranger has reignited my love for his books, and I’ll be devouring the rest of them soon enough. Wayfaring Stranger could be called a thriller, I suppose. It’s paced like one at times. But, oh gosh, it’s so … Continue reading

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown, June 2014)-I’m not new to Koryta’s work, and really enjoyed The Prophet, so I had high expectations for this one. Since I read it in one afternoon, it’s pretty safe to say they were met. I’m a sucker for survival stories, and this is one, but it’s also a thriller that pretty much starts with a bang and doesn’t stop … Continue reading

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent (Dark House Press, June 2014)-Emily Collins has been spending the last 5 years or so working to support herself and her musician husband, while he plays gigs and crashes at friends’ houses. When Emily discovers that he’s been cheating on her (probably for a while), instead of breaking down, she throws him out, and discovers newfound freedom. Perhaps it’s fate, then, when she gets a … Continue reading

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Knopf, July 29th)-British Sergeant Lester Ferris has been sent to the (fictional) island of Mancreu to ostensibly keep the peace at the end of his career (after a rather disastrous tour in Afghanistan), as the island slowly gives way to waste and chemical abuses resulting in toxic gases that are affecting the wildlife and fauna . This “Mancreu Cauldron” will eventually destroy the island, not to … Continue reading

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch (Putnam, July 10th, 2014)-Tomorrow and Tomorrow is an odd novel (this isn’t a bad thing), but if you like your murder mystery with an SF, future twist, with a very strong shot of noir, then you really can’t go wrong here. Tomorrow and Tomorrow takes place 10 years after a blast that decimated Pittsburgh, and just about everywhere you go, there are memorials of … Continue reading

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones (Mulholland, July 1st, 2014)-“Damn the odds, keep fighting until you have nothing left.” When Hannah Wilde arrives at the remote farmhouse in Wales, with her young daughter, Leah and seriously injured husband, Nate, in tow, all she knows is that she must protect them at all costs. As she attempts to nurse Nate back to health, with help from a local man (who … Continue reading

A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride

A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride

A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride (Open Road/Mysterious Press, June 2014)-What do a good cop in a corrupt rural Missouri county and a bunch of meth dealers have in common? Other than the fact that it’s Deputy Sheriff Dale Banks’s job to bust said meth dealers (and manufacturers), they now have about $52,000 in cold hard cash in common. That’s a lot of money, and to a man like … Continue reading

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman #3) by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman #3) by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books, July 15th, 2014)-(This review assumes you’ve read the first 2 books in the series)-It’s now less than a week until an asteroid will hit Earth, one that is expected to destroy all life as we know it. Feeling the weight of the remaining days pressing down on him, Hank Palace does the thing he always been driven to do: detective work. … Continue reading

California by Edan Lepucki

California by Edan Lepucki

California by Edan Lepucki (Little, Brown, July 8th)-Frida and Cal are about as happy as two people can be in a post-apocalyptic America that’s refreshingly devoid of zombies. This particular apocalypse was a protracted affair, consisting of more natural catastrophes, and as the country crumbled around them, Cal and Frida did their best to survive. Now they’ve settled, more or less, in the house of a family they once knew … Continue reading

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