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Robert Peaslee has seen some horrific things, things that have changed him and how he views the world. He comes back from the Great War a little bit different than how he went in. He ends up on the police force, taking the cases that no one else wants, the cases that can’t be explained. One of these cases is the murder of a young woman he knew, but her body disappears not long after it’s found. Robert throws himself into the case and begins to fall in love with this dead woman. But is she really dead? The things that Robert’s seen tell him anything is possible. Reanimatrix follows Robert as he tries to solve the unsolvable and stop a diabolical plan to have the dead outnumber the living.

I want to start out by saying I loved the detective noir style and the Lovecraftian horror element of this book. Each of the cases that Robert is given is very interesting. However, when the point of view was given to Megan Halsey, the dead woman, I did not particularly enjoy it. It came across like the author did not have a very high opinion of women. There were quite a few sections I found inappropriate and unnecessary to the story. I felt like the overall plot was a bit lacking, but each of the smaller stories were entertaining on their own. I recommend this book if you like supernatural and horror stories, but be aware that there are some more sensual chapters that really aren’t needed.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 364 pages
Publisher Night Shade Books
Publish Date 2016-10-04
ISBN 9781597808804 Buy this Book
Issue October 2016
Category Horror


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