At ‘The Institute,’ True Power Comes from Hope [REVIEW]

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One boy must make an epic journey to save his friends in Stephen King’s The Institute. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A former cop. A kidnapped child. One horrifying agenda. When evil has its tentacles everywhere, can the innocent survive the fallout? Find out in Stephen King’s best novel since his classic bestseller It. Welcome to The Institute. Read more of this post

5 Questions with Two-Time Diamond Reviewed Author James Markert [INTERVIEW]

James Markert

Each week, countless books come across our desks. Over time, we’ve learned to be quite discerning about which titles we share with you, and which we would just as soon brush under the carpet and forget about altogether. It is one of the reasons we introduced our Diamond Reviewed titles in the first place, to make it easier for you to find compelling selections to add to your to-be-read pile. Last summer, we were thrilled to introduce you to author James Markert’s unforgettable fiction, first with What Blooms from Dust, and most recently with Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel. As our very first author to receive two of these distinguished reviews, we wanted to find out a bit more about Markert, his writing style, and his captivating new book. We hope you enjoy the following interview. —J&H 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