Ghost Virus

Graham Masterton ★ A series of bizarre murders and suicides in London bring together two disparate police officers, who must work together to solve the increasingly unexplainable deaths. I’m not sure that I’ve ever read a Graham Masterton novel before, but if you’d told me that Guy N. Smith or Shaun Hutson had written this…… Continue reading Ghost Virus

Trying to Live Happily Ever After

Clive Lilwall ★ Trying to Live Happily Ever After is a shortish anthology containing 17 very short stories which aim to give an update and twist on old fairy tales and fables.  Drawing from the works of such luminaries as Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, Lilwall had a rich vein of stories…… Continue reading Trying to Live Happily Ever After

The Constant Rabbit

Jasper Fforde ★★★★ Nobody knows why or how The Event occurred, but in 1965, 18 rabbits were transformed into human-sized and vaguely human-shaped versions of themselves overnight. Since then, they have done what rabbits do, and Britain has divided into those who are happy with or ambivalent about our new lagomorphic citizens. When Constance Rabbit…… Continue reading The Constant Rabbit

A Cosmology of Monsters

Sean Hamill ★★★★★ I thought this was going to be an easy review to write, but so much of the story relies on the reader not knowing what’s coming. I’ve got a whole list of symbolism and elements [flashback to A-Level English Lit], and I can’t mention 99% of it because it would spoil the…… Continue reading A Cosmology of Monsters

The Ninth Session

Deborah Serani ★★★★ When psychologist Alicia Reese first meets her new patient, he is suffering a crippling panic attack in the bathroom of her office. Something about Lucas Ferro troubles her, but she takes him on regardless, sensing that assisting this man will in turn help her manage her own anxieties over the death of…… Continue reading The Ninth Session