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The Crows: Theme Tune by Gemma Cartmell

THE CROWS theme by Gemma Cartmell: All Rights Reserved YOU MAY REMEMBER that I reviewed the novella The Truth in Lies by Gemma Cartmell earlier in 2020. That post is here. Gemma Cartmell is also a musician and composer, and her YouTube Channel showcases her work - ambient, instrumental, moody and Gothic. Gemma CartmellWebsiteBandcampSoundcloudYouTubeTwitterInstagramFacebook I… Continue reading The Crows: Theme Tune by Gemma Cartmell

Book Review, Gothic Fiction, The Crows

Meredith Debonnaire Book Review: The Crows by C. M. Rosens

Another wonderful review for my first novel, THE CROWS! Follow Meredith Debonnaire’s blog for some great reviews, original fiction and more. Check out her book, TALES FROM TANTAMOUNT – cover art by Tom Brown who did the internal illustrations for THE CROWS.

Meredith Debonnaire

Cover image is a deep red, with a crow flying down from left to right. It's feathers appear to fade into smoke or insectoid legs or maybe something else. In the centre the title of the book

“You won’t fit in there, Caroline.”

This is a fantastically surprising work of gothic horror. I loved it. Every single time I thought I had an idea of what the plot was doing the plot twisted around and bit me, gleefully. So for example, at the beginning we have Carrie Rickards, who has recently left a (terrible) relationship and somewhat impulsively/compulsively bought a crumbling ruin of a house (known as the Crows) and spent all her money doing it up. And so as a reader I thought “oh yeah, gothic horror, single woman in a spooky house it’s gonna do That Thing where it’s all Atmospheric and maybe there is a plausibly deniable ghost”. And then we get the POV of her neighbour, who knows that Carrie will die in 33 days because he read it in the entrails of the girl he just killed. And for the first of…

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