Cover: Roanoke Girls

Review: The Roanoke Girls

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Crown, 2017.  Hardcover, 276 pages. Written in the same vein as fellow Gothic novelists and Missourian authors, Engel has penned something similar to the works of Laura McHugh, Daniel Woodrell, and Gillian Flynn. Featuring two timelines (a la, McHugh’s The Weight of Blood), the “Then” timeline tells the story…

Cover: The Tunnels

Review: The Tunnels

The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall-and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill by Greg Mitchell Crown, 2016.  Hardcover,  382 pages. Billed as a thrilling Cold War true story, The Tunnels attempts to tell the story of those tunneling under the Berlin Wall shortly after its construction.  The focus is mostly…