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Friday, June 5, 2015

Through A Mirror, Darkly by Kevin Lucia [4.5 stars]



From the Description:

Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa.

“Arcane Delights. Clifton Heights' premier rare and used bookstore. In it, new owner Kevin Ellison has inherited far more than a family legacy, for inside are tales that will amaze, astound, thrill...and terrify.

An ancient evil thirsty for lost souls. A very different kind of taxi service with destinations not on any known map. Three coins that grant the bearer's fondest wish, and a father whose crippling grief gives birth to something dark and hungry.

Every town harbors secrets. Kevin Ellison is about to discover those that lurk in the shadows of Clifton Heights

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.

Kevin Lucia has done it again! When I read his novel Things Slip Through I was hooked. Now in Through A Mirror, Darkly he takes us back to the town of Clifton Heights, a place with more than it's fair share of secrets and oddities. The stories found here are captivating. Kevin Lucia is a master storyteller who takes the ordinary and twists it until it is dark and at times terrifying. All of the stories in this collection are wonderfully entertaining. Some are scary while others are filled with a haunting sadness that stays with you long after you finish this book. My two favorites in this collection were Admit One & And I Watered It, With Tears. Both deal with love and loss but in very different and somewhat horrifying ways. So come visit Clifton Heights, but be careful, because some things are not what they seem. A fabulous 4.5 star read.

Through A Mirror, Darkly is available HERE