Lovecraftian horror done right. It's hard to pull off writing about ghouls and eldritch books and still scare people, but Kiernan does it beautifully. Narcissa Snow is one of the creepiest and most terrifying bad guys you'll see in a horror novel.
Creepy psychological thriller in which the main character, a recovering alcoholic, has "visions" of murders. The visions become more intense as a person he knows is murdered and the killer is looking for him as well.
This is the fourth book I've read by Caitlin Kiernan and as much as I love the others (Silk, Murder of Angels & Threshold) this was by far my favorite.
Low Red Moon picks up with Chance, Deacon and Sadie a few years down the road after Threshold. Sadie is pursuing her writing with the support of her parents and Deacon is now sober and married to Chance. Adding stress and anticipation to the mix; Chance is pregnant and due to deliver quite soon. But the impending arrival of an unplanned baby is not the problem, of course, the problem is a sadistic serial killer who is zeroing in on Deacon invading his dreams and going after those close to him. As dark as Threshold was, this story is darker and takes us down a rabbit hole with more twists and turns than can be counted.
I couldn't put this one down and when I was forced to by interuptions I was counting the minutes until I could get back to it. This read was gripping and had a momentum that I couldn't resist. This book also introduces new characters and more mysterious and dangerous creatures, with hints and glimpses of a world existing alongside ours but one that most people can't percieve... and it is not a pretty place. Some things we are better off not knowing and, as in H.P. Lovecraft's tales, learning certain things can bring a hapless mortal to the attention of beings it would be better not to be noticed by.
Low Red Moon is a perfect example of urban fantasy at its darkest and best. Highly, highly recommended.
Something about the authors writing style didn't appeal to me. I felt disconnected from the story & consequently I couldn't finish it. Maybe someone else will feel differently about this book.