by Daniel Cole
This was the sequel to Ragdoll, last year’s debut. It was just as intense and page-turning as the first one. I actually read it about the end of July, but I forgot to log it then. It’s well-paced and takes you on a wild adventure of bodies and terrorist attacks.
Diary of a Haunting
by M. Verano
This was interestingly done. It was written in an online diary format. I wasn’t really a fan of the “twist” ending. Still, it was eerie enough, especially with duplicating entries and slight changes in text.
by Shawn Sarles
This started a bit slow, then went balls to the wall hectic in a matter of chapters. After two days of relatively peaceful camping, bodies start dropping. I liked how this one ended a lot.
The Mere Wife
by Maria Dahvana Headley
This was an interesting one. It actually took me a long time to finish reading it, because the switching between Gren’s mom and Dylan’s mom gets dizzying. Like Beowulf, it doesn’t have a happy ending (if, like me, you were especially rooting for Grendel and his Mom), but it’s sort of satisfying? I just wish Gren and Dylan had had their happy ending, because it’s just another novel where queer people get dead. Spoiler. Alert.
An Unwanted Guest
by Shari Lapena
I finished this in one afternoon. It definitely harks back to the old school mysteries where everyone’s trapped in one place with a murderer. I really enjoyed it. The ending reveal was a bit typical for Lapena (you might remember me not being a fan of her first book The Couple Next Door and it’s bullshit ending). But on the whole, the mystery was solid and the journey through the book was good enough I recommend it as a quick read.