Catherine House is Gothic, atmospheric novel with a Poe-esque rotted decadence that seems to choke the reader as much as it does Ines.
The Rules of the Road perfectly captures that lonely and sometimes creepy vibe one experiences when they are on a long, long drive in the nondescript areas of America.
Gripping until the end, Confessions is a gritty psychological thriller that explores the types of decisions people might make if driven into a corner.
Coming out on October 5th, What One Wouldn't Do is a dark fiction anthology about what people are capable of when it comes to getting what they want -- tales and poems of witchcraft, necromancy, revenge, and sorrow populate this anthology.
The Luminous Dead is an emotional rollercoaster that takes you deep into the dark guts of an alien planet, haunted by the rumblings of creatures called Tunnelers that no one has survived an encounter with.
I deep dive the Gothic world of female vampire eroticism with Carmilla, The Moth Dairies, and Jennifer's Body.
This book was an odd one for me, not in a bad way though. The first half of the book starts off a wilderness horror, the four friends fight against the elements, then something that seems to be hunting them in the woods. Then the second half becomes cosmic horror.
The pacing will set your nerves on fire, the suspense will gives you chills, and the overall conclusion and theme will haunt you for days.
The Good House has an excellent mix of horror and heartbreak, the supernatural and the human. Unfortunately, the ending didn't satisfy me in the way I'd hoped.
Hendrix manages to breath new life into the slasher movie tropes, giving a complexity to the final girl character that was badly needed.