Happy Halloween!

I trust we’re all settled down to have a comfortably spooky evening.

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One of the books I picked up at World Fantasy Convention:

“Mom seems off.”

Her brother’s words echo in Sam Montgomery’s ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone.

She brushes the thought away as she climbs the front steps. Sam’s excited for this rare extended visit, and looking forward to nights with just the two of them, drinking boxed wine, watching murder mystery shows, and guessing who the killer is long before the characters figure it out.

But stepping inside, she quickly realizes home isn’t what it used to be. Gone is the warm, cluttered charm her mom is known for; now the walls are painted a sterile white. Her mom jumps at the smallest noises and looks over her shoulder even when she’s the only person in the room. And when Sam steps out back to clear her head, she finds a jar of teeth hidden beneath the magazine-worthy rose bushes, and vultures are circling the garden from above.

To find out what’s got her mom so frightened in her own home, Sam will go digging for the truth. But some secrets are better left buried.

I haven’t read this yet. It’s basically a novella. 230 pages, says Amazon. I haven’t looked at the size of the print, but basically a novella. That means probably I could just sit down and read it tonight. Maybe I will! I trust Ursula Vernon / T Kingfisher to take the story to a good conclusion, which makes it the right kind of horror for me.

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