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Book Title:
This is Where We Talk Things Out
Book Author:
Caitlin Marceau
Book Series:
DarkLit Books
Page Count:
93
Publishing Date:
September 22nd, 2022
Publisher:
DarkLit Press
Date Read:
May 20th, 2024
Format:
Kindle Edition
Source:
Purchased

Synopsis

This Is Where We Talk Things Out by Caitlin Marceau, author of Palimpsest: A Collection of Contemporary Horror, follows the gut-wrenching journey of Miller and her estranged mother, Sylvie, who have always had a tense relationship.

After Miller's father dies, she agrees to a girls' vacation away from the city to reconnect with the only family she has left. Although she’s eager to make things work, Miller can’t help but worry that her mother is seeing their countryside retreat as a fun weekend getaway instead of what it really is: a last-ditch effort to repair their relationship.

Unfortunately, that quickly becomes the least of Miller’s problems.

Sylvie's trapped in the past and if Miller's not careful, she will be too. A cross between Stephen King's Misery and Stephanie Wrobel's Darling Rose Gold, This Is Where We Talk Things Out explores the horror of familial trauma, mother-daughter relationships, and what happens when we don't let go.

My Review

This is Where We Talk Things Out is fact paced, dark, and full of twists! This is Where We Talk Things Out is one of those books that is always being recommended to me on the Kindle store (because I … Continue reading

5 stars
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Book Title:
Waif
Book Author:
Samantha Kolesnik
Page Count:
122
Publishing Date:
December 1st, 2021
Publisher:
Grindhouse Press
Date Read:
July 10th, 2022
Format:
Kindle Edition
Source:
Purchased

Synopsis

Angela has everything she thought she ever wanted—a successful husband, a lavish house, and a bottomless fortune.

But the sight of a strange man in a grocery store one night reawakens her dormant sexuality and soon Angela embarks on a dangerous descent into the world of underground pornography and back-alley plastic surgery.

As the stakes get higher, long-buried memories resurface and Angela finds herself enamored with Reena, a fetish film performer. With some help from a queer gang called The Waifs, Angela is forced to make the decision between her unhappy upper-class life and the treacherous world of underground film.

My Review

I went into this novella without any idea of what to expect. Not only had I not read anything by this author, since I tend to stay away from novellas, I didn’t read anything even remotely like this. Ever. I … Continue reading

5 stars
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