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Review: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Ugh, this book is why I hate numeric ratings! Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas Published May 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Library Borrow A story about a dangerously curious young undergraduate whose rebelliousness leads her to discover a shocking secret involving an exclusive circle of students . . . and the dark truth beneath her school’s promise of prestige. You are in the house and the house is in the woods. You are in the house and the house is in you . . . Catherine House is a school of higher learning like no other. Hidden deep in the woods of rural Pennsylvania, this crucible of reformist liberal arts study with its experimental curriculum, wildly selective admissions policy, and formidable endowment, has produced some of the world’s best minds: prize-winning authors, artists, inventors, Supreme Court justices, presidents. For those lucky few selected, tuition, room, and board are free. But acceptance comes with a price. Students are

Review: True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik

Pitch black perfection! True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik Published January 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Received for Review Consideration Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle, the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness. My 2 Cents For Free! I was a little afraid of this book once the comparisons to Ketchum’s THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and J.F. Gonzalez’s SURVIVOR were made. I’ll be honest here and admit that I barely made it through the first and the second was a struggle. There’s one scene in SURVIVOR that I would like scrubbed from my brain, please. But, in my opinion, for whatever that is worth, this book reminds me more of Lynda Barry’s CRUDDY Cruddy, and that book was never