Chapelwood (The Borden Dispatches #2) by Cherie Priest (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)


Title: Chapelwood (The Borden Dispatches #2)

Author: Cherie Priest 

Published Date: September 1st 2015

Genre: Horror


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From Cherie Priest, the award-winning author of Maplecroft, comes a new tale of Lizzie Borden’s continuing war against the cosmic horrors threatening humanity…

Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens.

This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity. An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch the earth of all life.

Unless she stops it…


***Adult Warning – For Violence and Imagery – Caution Advised***
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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***


As a horror fan and a fan of the Lizzie Borden case, I jumped at the opportunity to read this novel. I am seriously glad i did. I will need to go back and read book 1 now. I was assured that it wasn’t needed to be read in order, so I dove in!!

Cherie Priest did a wonderful job of writting this historical fiction. It’s a well written blend of horror and mystery. This is a beautiful example of careful world building and excellant character development. She writes with a passion I thoroughly enjoyed.

This premise of the story is centered around a new murderer, Harry the Hatchet and Inspector Simon Wolf. Lizzie isn’t seen as much as I would like but she is in the thick of it. Good or bad? You need to read to see.

This is the first I have read in the Lovecraftian horror books sub genre but it won’t be my last!!

4 Stars and a tip of my Nerd Girl hat!!


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