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A Great, and Creepy, Read
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2014
Not only is this well crafted novella a great read, it is also a fitting companion to the autumn winds of October and the upcoming Halloween.
In equal parts ghost story and murder mystery, horror tale and modern mythos, the authors have woven a story out of elements so familiar that they feel like our own history, but they have threaded these among circumstances so foreign, and at times horrifying, that we recoil. After recoiling however, we must look back and, with the author's firm hand upon our shoulder, we are drawn back in, and deeper in.
The themes of loss and redemption, grief and hope, abandonment and determination arise again and again to intertwine with every character we meet. These are themes familiar to us all, so familiar that we can forget they are traits of other people's tales as well. And we may also forget that each of us may respond to circumstances in ways both different and perhaps horrifying.
In The End of the Sentence, Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard have created a wondrous tale of a new American mythology. I anxiously await whatever they will come up with next.