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Review of Cruel Summer by Wesley Southard

From Death’s Head Press

Cruel Summer by Wesley Southard was a fun read. I have a soft spot for water-based horror since I’m personally terrified of the ocean, and this had all the watery creepy-crawlies you could shake a stick at, from enraged manatees to swordfish impaling people on boats to eels in bathtubs. Cruel Summer starts off right away with a character you love to hate in the form of Hoyt, the abusive boyfriend of Melissa, and the abusive potential step-father of her son, Patrick.
I was rooting for something terrible to happen to this man from the first page. I was not disappointed.

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