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“She was the interview from hell…

Emilia Ravens, elusive widow of a once famous author, was beautiful and mysterious. Ever since her husband’s hotel room suicide, she had avoided publicity, but finally a dogged young journalist had tracked her down. He was determined to hear her story.

Now, in a sweltering hotel room in Athens, the two of them face each other.<br< span=””> She was the interview from hell…

Emilia Ravens, elusive widow of a once famous author, was beautiful and mysterious. Ever since her husband’s hotel room suicide, she had avoided publicity, but finally a dogged young journalist had tracked her down. He was determined to hear her story.

Now, in a sweltering hotel room in Athens, the two of them face each other.

He wants her to spill the dreadful secrets of her husband’s life, but what she’s going to give him is a scoop too terrifying for words…</br<>

The Widow Ravens

I got an ARC of this book.

I love Jameson’s writing so I didn’t even read the description. If I am being truly honest, I also barely read the title. I read it as “Window Ravens” and went “well, birds are scary”. That was enough. I will spoil something, there are no birds in this story. Birds may be scary, but they aren’t what drives this story. There are also no windows mentioned.

The actual story is about the widow of a horror author. She reveals a deep and disturbing secret about her long dead husband. This calls to mind what I expect from a Silent Hill game (thing the lady in the hotel or the mom or the mayor from Silent Hill Homecoming). There is just something off about her and the whole situation. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but then BAM.

I was engrossed in this story. I read it all without looking up. I admit that might not be the greatest endorsement when this is a novella, but with how much I loved the last book I read it truly says a lot. I am in a book hangover where I don’t think I could read anything ever again that would compare and then I actually enjoyed a book. That is massive.

Incredibly spooky in a really classic way. There are emotions. There are pacts with demons. There is a lot of open ends that could be explained, but not by the people actually dealing with the mess. It is a wonderful read and I want more. Not more of this story per say, despite being short it felt complete and left me satisfied. Though if there was a spin off about the stories written by the author that could be super cool.

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5 out of 5 stars. I would recommend this book.

You can buy the book here.

~Isaiah