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Joe Hempel rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Apostle by Dylan Hiler
The Apostle: Destiny
by Dylan Hiler (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Dylan Hiler’s first entry into his series Apostle is a big undertaking. The world is large and detailed, and the characters are complex and realistic. It sets the stage for something much bigger to come in future installments.

The slow build that the...more
Joe Hempel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Cop Hater by Ed McBain
Cop Hater (87th Precinct #1)
by Ed McBain
read in July, 2014
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Originally published in 1956 Cop Hater introduced the world to a very new type of detective novel. One where you wouldn’t have to make giant leaps of faith with the lead gumshoe. For instance, when you saw a murder, you didn’t call a private eye, you...more
Joe Hempel rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Homeless by Nicolas Wilson
Homeless
by Nicolas Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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The premise behind Homeless is pretty intriguing and it sounds like a great setup for some terrifying interactions. These creatures nest inside in dark places and kill anyone they come into contact with, so the people have been pushed out doors, bein...more
Joe Hempel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The 33, Episode 4 by J.C. Hutchins
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Every little complaint that I had about The 33 has been resolved with this giant double sized installment. It picks up right where the jaw dropping cliffhanger left off and it doesn’t. Let. Go.

The situations that Hutchins puts these characters in are...more
Joe Hempel rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Ash and Bone by Lisa von Biela
Ash and Bone
by Lisa von Biela (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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If you take a look at the description, you’d think that this novella is pretty high on characterization, especially with the two main characters. That’s not the case though. The true star of this novella is the Harbor Motel, and Room #8. All things e...more
Joe Hempel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Seeders by A.J. Colucci
Seeders: A Novel
by A.J. Colucci (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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This is a book you’re going to have a hard time classifying. That is unless you have a shelf set aside for the genre of “awesome”.

From the prologue on you’re left wondering how George died, and what will happen to the heirs to his estate when they ar...more
Joe Hempel rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
The Flip
by Michael Phillip Cash (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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The Flip is one of those books that has so much potential to be something that nightmares are made of. This book wasn’t that book, and it didn’t try to be. What this is, is a ghost story that tends to lean towards interpersonal relationships, and fin...more
"Clickers is awesome and Violet Eyes is the bomb, but I'm partial to Everson...he's good shit. "
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