Robert Masello’s ‘The Jekyll Revelation’ Puts A Modern Twist on a Gothic Classic [REVIEW]

The Jekyll Revelation collage

Is there a real connection between serial killer Jack the Ripper, author Robert Louis Stevenson, and the “fictional” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Find out in Robert Masello’s The Jekyll Revelation.
(Pictures courtesy Illustrated London News, Lloyd Osbourne, and Library of Congress)

Good stories linger with us as readers, burrowing under our skin, tickling our imaginations long after the last page is turned. Ever since Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published in 1886 and Jack the Ripper’s horrific Whitechapel Murders were publicized in the press in 1888, both tales have haunted us ever since. But what if the stories were linked somehow?  And if they were, where is the line between fact and fiction drawn? Author Robert Masello brilliantly blends the two tales to create the unforgettable, terrifying novel, The Jekyll Revelation.  Read more of this post

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Iain Reid’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Is Seriously Creepy [REVIEW]

Farmhouse in winter

In Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a ramshackle farmhouse in the middle of nowhere may be the creepiest home since Norman Bates took up residence at the top of the hill in Psycho. (Photo by Teresa Alexander-Arab, Flickr)

Have you ever read a book that was brilliantly written, and yet so shocking in its denouement, it left you feeling so ponderous you simply had to talk about it with friends to make sense of it all? Iain Reid’s debut novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, is one such book. Read more of this post

Preston & Child’s ‘Beyond The Ice Limit’ Left Me Speechless [REVIEW]

Ship in Antarctica

Terror lies below the surface in Preston and Child’s BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT. (Photo by Jeremy T Hetzel, Flickr)

In Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s new novel, Beyond the Ice Limit, something is growing on the ocean floor… something so insidious that if it isn’t stopped, it will mean certain extinction for the human race. But there’s only one man for the job, Gideon Crew. Read more of this post

Death Lurks In Plain Sight In Heather Graham’s ‘The Hidden’ [REVIEW]

Terror

Terror runs free in Heather Graham’s THE HIDDEN. (Photo by Marcelo Braga, Flickr)

When a couple is found brutally murdered at a Colorado bed and breakfast, the deaths are eerily similar to an unsolved case that happened nearly 150 years before on that very spot. What is the connection between the new crime and the cold case? And will investigators be able to find out the truth before the killer strikes again? Death lurks in plain sight in Heather Graham’s latest thrill ride, The Hidden.  Read more of this post

The Taking

Dean Koontz's The Taking

In "The Taking," Dean Koontz takes readers on an apocalyptic thrill ride that will keep them turning pages late into the night.

Our new book club selection is an atmospheric novel filled with horrifying images, relentless suspense and characters that may change the way you see the world.

What would you do if on a dark and stormy night, the world as you knew it was claimed by an unfathomable evil? In The Taking, bestselling author Dean Koontz invites you to join him on a thrill ride into Black Lake, a remote California mountain town where Molly and Neil Sloan are about to face their worst nightmare.

In the wee hours of the morning, Molly awakens to find that the world has come to an end, not with a wail but with a whimper, and an eerie, luminescent rainfall.

As the night progresses, Molly and Neil encounter one amazing phenomenon after another: including a docile pack of coyotes, a talking corpse and the first indications that a new world order is taking shape.

In order for the Sloans to survive an Armageddon beyond their wildest nightmares, they must first face their personal demons and, led by a dog named Virgil, rescue the children of the community they love. In so doing, they will encounter a number of jaw-dropping situations, each more dangerous than the last.

With The Taking, Koontz uses nail-biting suspense and his trademark wit to write a novel that elevates his already brilliant career to new heights as he takes us on a mind-bending journey where we explore a world filled with unforgettable images, both macabre and beautiful.

As the Sloans transcend the world around them, they find meaning in a world that doesn’t stop evolving and leave us with a powerful, socially conscious message we should not soon forget.

Reminiscent of his novels Darkfall and Midnight, The Taking is a delightful new addition to a body of work that never fails to entertain and inspire.

About the author: Dean Koontz is the author of numerous number-one New York Times bestseller. He lives with his wife, Gerda, in Newport Beach, California. Visit his home on the Web at deankoontz.com.

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