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Sadie Hartmann Book Review: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward
Release Date: October 11th, 2022 (originally published in 2018, winner of The Shirley Jackson Award and the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror)
General Genre: Horror, Gothic
Subgenre/Themes: Doomsday cult/snake cult, patriarchy, multiple POVs, strong female protagonists, motherhood, pregnancy, murder-mystery, historical fiction
Writing Style: rich, dense, atmospheric prose
What You Need to Know: The book opens with a tale told from the end, a group of people killed in a seemingly ritualistic...
Sadie Hartmann's Book Review: A History of Fear by Luke Dumas
A History of Fear by Luke Dumas (debut novel)
Release Date: December 6th, 2022
General Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense
Subgenre/Themes: Crime-Thriller, Cult-like church, spiritual abuse, the Devil, paranoia, phobias, mental illness, college life, Scotland, Ghostwriting, LBGTQIA+
Writing Style: First Person POV, Intricately plotted, epistolary & narrative
What You Need to Know: Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil's Advocate. The twenty-five-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it.
Sadie Hartmann's Review: THE TRESPASS COLLECTION An Amazon Original Series
KU Recommendation: The Trespass Collection
FREE with your KU subscription or just a few bucks each, The Trespass Collection is an Amazon Original Series edited by Jeff Vandermeer worth checking out. I just read all 6 stories and I'll rank them for you and share a little bit...
Sadie Hartmann's Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain
THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain (debut novel)
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Release Date: January 4th, 2022 (damn near a year ago and I heard she has a new book in 2023!)
General genre: Domestic Thriller/Female-Centered/Family Drama/Psychological horror
**Themes (triggers don't read if you don't want **spoilers)mothers & daughters, generational behavioral disorders, motherhood, marriage, paranoia, trauma, child abuse, neglect, suicide, miscarriage, child death
Writing Style: alternating timelines/narratives/POVs
What you need to know: I love how this book begins from a...
Sadie Hartmann's Book Review: ON THE SAVAGE SIDE by Tiffany McDaniel
On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel
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Release Date: February 2023
Knopf Publishing Group-Thank you for the NetGalley review copy and to Tiffany McDaniel for reaching out
General genre: Literary, Domestic Drama, Crime
Subgenre/Themes: Small town, generational addiction, drugs (heroin), twins, sexual abuse, sex workers, rehab, missing women and girls, corruption, victims, trauma
Writing Style: Immersive, past & present POV, literary
What you need to know: Twin sisters are being raised by their mother and aunt in poverty and violence. A coming-of-age tale, the reader comes to intimately share in Arcade...