I Heard Something

Jaime Forsythe’s new book of poetry I Heard Something is a trust exercise in the creative process—Forsythe kept the inspiration channel open and all manner of tense and surreal thoughts crept in. “Have you ever gotten so used to listening for your baby’s cry that you auditory-hallucinate her cry?” asks Forsythe. “I think I was in that…

The Perfect Nanny

It’s hard to truly express how disquieting The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani is—a portrait of disturbed nanny Louise and the time leading up to the brutal murder of the two children Mila and Adam in her care. Beginning with the horror of the murder and then chugging back in time to when their mother…

Trail of Lightning

I was first introduced to Rebecca Roanhorse’s writing through her incredible short story Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience™ which was rightfully nominated for a bunch of awards like the Nebula and Hugo last year. So when I saw her name on Netgalley I knew whatever it was would rocket straight to the top of…

Her Pretty Face

This was my first Robyn Harding book and I may have gone into it with high expectations due to the acclaim for The Party. Harding’s newest novel is a psychological suspense surrounding the violent secrets two women are hiding in their respective pasts after they befriend each other when both of their sons start at…