Review: Deathwatch

DeathwatchDeathwatch by Lisa Mannetti

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every so often, a novel or novella comes along that just gets me excited about horror again. Not that there aren’t tons of great and innovative things going on by talented authors but Mannetti’s DEATHWATCH and particularly the opening novella, Dissolution really struck a chord with me. I found it phenomenal and I suspect it will be lingering with me for a good while.
Both beautiful and disturbing, terrifying and gripping, the two novellas in DEATHWATCH, Dissolution and The Sheila Na Gig pair well together and, though I have not yet read anything else by her, Mannetti seems very much in her element with period Gothic horror. The characters, particularly the villains, are nasty little things that really creep off the page and ingrain themselves in your thoughts.
I enjoyed this collection so much that I may immediately follow it up with Mannetti’s novel, The Gentling Box and then wait with baited breath for whatever new dark delight she is likely conjuring up right at this very moment.

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