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Author: Kim Richards

The Uncommitted: Book Review

The Uncommitted: Book Review

I was given a PDF edition of The Uncommitted by Margaret Goss for review. The cover art is eye-catching; so are a few inconsistencies. Perhaps I notice them more than others because of my years in publishing. I do have to admit they did little to distract from the story itself…only the overall presentation of the book. The book opens with Josephine Reilly taking a plane ride to care for her mother who is dying from cancer. I went through…

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Reach and Other Short Stories: Book Review

Reach and Other Short Stories: Book Review

Reach and Other Short Stories By Brandon Drake Reach and Other Short Stories is a single author collection, not an anthology as suggested in the Preface. It contains an opening scene of four college-aged men and women in a closed library. You may think, as I did, how this is reminiscent of other stories or movies which start out the same way. One of them reads something aloud they shouldn’t, releasing some horror into the world. I love that these…

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The Blood on My Hands: Book Review

The Blood on My Hands: Book Review

When I was first given The Blood on My Hands to review, the story sounded interesting. It is the autobiography of a child with a serial killer for her father. I suppose the premise is to survive that kind of horrific childhood. To that end, the author did so with great strength but certainly not unscathed. I began reading with high hopes. Unfortunately this is a difficult story to get into so I was quickly disappointed.  I’ll be up-front and…

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