Review – All the White Spaces, by Ally Wilkes (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

No spoilers, only that I really bloody loved this book. There is something innately terrifying about ice and snow. The unpredictable nature of sub-zero elements is not something I have a desire to experience. However, these circumstances can make for some cracking horror novels, such as Ally Wilkes’ brilliant debut, All The White Spaces.  Jonathan … Continue reading Review – All the White Spaces, by Ally Wilkes (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

Review – The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights

Yaaay, a new ghost story collection! Some cracking British writers have banded together to give you the winter willies. You won't find a haunted cell phone or Zoom seance here; these tales of very much "traditional" ghost stories. Here's a mini breakdown of what you can expect. A Study in Black and White (Bridget Collins) … Continue reading Review – The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights

Review – The BBC National Short Story Award 2021 (Edited by James Runcie, Comma Press)

It’s that time of year again! I’ve loved it for years, and I’m glad to report that the nominated stories for 2021 are incredibly strong.  Click on each title to hear the stories for free on BBC Sounds. The first story will be broadcast on September 20th, with a new story for the following four … Continue reading Review – The BBC National Short Story Award 2021 (Edited by James Runcie, Comma Press)