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David Bruce

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Avid reader of fiction, sci-fi, non-fiction (science, essay, nature writing). Reside in Tennessee.

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt: Hex (2016) 5 stars

"Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock …

Surprising Twists and Turns

5 stars

Wow, what a riveting book! I finished this in three days, because the suspense was relentless.

Hex is about a town living under a curse, where evil lies waiting behind the secrets kept regarding an ancient witch, bound in chains, who wanders the streets and waits.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turns the plot took. Thomas Olde Heuvelt is fast becoming a favorite author of chills.

Thomas Olde Heuvelt: Hex (2016) 5 stars

"Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock …

Wow, what a riveting book! I finished this in three days, because the suspense was relentless.

Hex is about a town living under a curse, where evil lies waiting behind the secrets kept regarding an ancient witch, bound in chains, who wanders the streets and waits.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turns the plot took. Thomas Olde Heuvelt is fast becoming a favorite author of chills.

Jason Rekulak: Hidden Pictures (Hardcover) 4 stars

A mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange …

Hidden Pictures tells the story of a young adult girl, Mallory, recently rehabilitated, who becomes a live-in babysitter to young Teddy, whose pictures begin to tell a story, and Mallory finds herself struggling to solve their purpose. I absolutely loved this book and found it hard to put down from the get-go.

Jason Rekulak: Hidden Pictures (Hardcover) 4 stars

A mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange …

Stranger Danger

5 stars

Hidden Pictures tells the story of a young adult girl, Mallory, recently rehabilitated, who becomes a live-in babysitter to young Teddy, whose pictures begin to tell a story, and Mallory finds herself struggling to solve their purpose. I absolutely loved this book and found it hard to put down from the get-go.

Elizabeth Hand, Ellen Datlow, Joyce Carol Oates, Karen Heuler, Benjamin Percy: When Things Get Dark (Hardcover, 2021, Titan Books) 5 stars

A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley …

Review of 'When Things Get Dark' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

As a fan of Shirley Jackson, I'd have to say that Ellen Datlow curated a most excellent collection of intriguing stories from an array of contemporary authors.

I was sad to have finished the last story, but now I know whom to go to for more.

Catriona Ward: The Last House on Needless Street (Hardcover, 2021, Viper) 5 stars

Review of 'The Last House on Needless Street' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I picked this book from the local store shortly after finishing Sundial, because I really enjoyed Catriona Ward's writing.

This was another thrilling page-turner about a young girl's disappearance in rural Washington state and the people who are involved in solving the mystery.

Catriona Ward is a force of nature behind the written word. She's fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

Gertrude Chandler Warner: The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (1989, Albert Whitman & Company) 5 stars

One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. no one knew them. …

Review of 'The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book was one of a handful that helped me graduate from children's books. It's was kind of a young adult or tween fiction of its time, and it was easily one of the favorite books of my childhood.