Let's have a taste!
She looked around the kitchen for a possible weapon. She spotted a nine-inch chef's knife. Lethal -- but the though of actually stabbing anyone, even in self-defense, frightened her too much. She settled instead for a small cast-iron skillet. The notion of fracturing a skull was somehow more appealing. -- pg 92, The Chill of Night by James Hayman (ARC)
High expectations for this one after reading his other novel The Cutting some time ago. Have to admit though, the characters background story was a bit disturbing....
It's one of only a handful of books that I've read that is written in prose. I have to say, though I appreciate poetry, telling a novel length story through that style is a bit much....but we shall see as I an scurrying to read this one for a feature on Friday....
We are the ones who see witches.
The good folk nearly plead,
"Pray tell us who be the witches,
who are the devils in our midst?"
--pg 110, Wicked Girls, A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill