Gwendy’s Button Box

Gwendy’s Button Box is the latest offering from Stephen King. Co written by Richard Chizmar its the tale of  a young Gwendy Peterson  a resident of King’s regular stomping ground of Castle Rock, Maine. The year is 1974 and Gwendy is twelve when we first meet her, on the day that will change her life…

Dark Powers

We’re really intrigued, here at Roe River Books,  by this new (well as new as a 100 year old book can be) book. In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, “Powers of Darkness”) The Icelandic edition included an original preface written by…

Under a Watchful Eye

Adam Nevill writes horror. He writes very good horror, and Under a Watchful Eye is a very good horror novel. Nothing surprising there, what is slightly surprising, at least for anyone familiar with his last novel Lost Girl, is the scale of the horror on offer. Under a Watchful Eye is a psychological (and psychic)…