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Red Herrings

Fairly obvious, but in Point Horror, there’s basically a neon sign above them stating “sinister as fuck”.


The Claw by Carmen AdamsPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #46: The Claw by Carmen Adams (Wing on 24 Oct 2016)
Title: The Claw by Carmen Adams Summary: The mark of death… Kelly is excited about her summer job at the local zoo – even after the threatening phone calls warning her away. Nothing can dampen Kelly’s resolve to work with animals. But wild animals can be very dangerous and someone has left the door to […]
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The Invitation by Diane HohPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #45: The Invitation by Diane Hoh (Dove on 17 Oct 2016)
Dove recaps The Invitation by Diane Hoh where a bunch of unfortunates are invited to the coolest party of the year... as the victims. It's like The Purge, only less happens and nobody cares.
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The Phantom by Barbara SteinerPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #39: The Phantom by Barbara Steiner (Wing on 22 Aug 2016)
Title: The Phantom by Barbara Steiner Summary: When Reggie Westlake turns up at the school rally marking the start of the football season, the crowd goes wild. He’s the greatest player Stony Bay High School ever had. Quarterback and Captain, Reggie led the winning team for two years running, raising the school spirit higher than […]
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Horrorscope by Nicholas AdamsNightmares Recaps: Recap #35: Horrorscope by Nicholas Adams (Wing on 25 Jul 2016)
Title: Horrorscope by Nicholas Adams Summary: Aries: Avoid confrontations. A bad day for relationships. Soon she would come. It was written in the stars. Finally Jenny Warren left the protective light of the streetlamp behind. She walked fast, her shoes tapping on the sidewalk. In the shadow of the night, the watcher smiled. His hands […]
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The Stalker by Carol EllisPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #34: The Stalker by Carol Ellis (Dove on 18 Jul 2016)
Dove recaps The Stalker by Carol Ellis, which feels like a paint-by-numbers Point Horror. Bad things happen to a nice girl. Business as usual.
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The Waitress by Sinclair SmithPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #33: The Waitress by Sinclair Smith (Wing on 11 Jul 2016)
Title: The Waitress by Sinclair Smith Summary: The food is great. The service is deadly. Dying for a good meal? Come on over to the Dog House, where Paula works after school. It’s a great place to meet friends – if they are still alive. At the Dog House accidents can happen, and they often […]
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My Secret Admirer by Carol EllisPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #32: My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis (Dove on 4 Jul 2016)
Dove recaps My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis with is probably the tropiest of all the Point Horrors, but has a good lead character and a cool setting.
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Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley CusickPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #30: Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Dove on 13 Jun 2016)
Dove recaps Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick and has to resort to bullet points, as this book has a lot going on, most of which is silly, pointless, or offensive.
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The Mall by Richie Tankersley CusickPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #20: The Mall by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Dove on 30 Mar 2015)
Dove recaps The Mall by Richie Tankersley Cusick, which is literally the best and worst thing Cusick has ever written. This causes Dove to explode with rage. Several times.
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The Witness by R. L. StinePoint Horror Recaps: Recap #19: The Witness by R.L. Stine (Wing on 2 Mar 2015)
Title: The Witness Summary: This summer’s going to be a real killer… Sand, surf sun… Roxie lives for the summer But this year things aren’t going the way she planned. Because when she broke into Lee Blume’s house just to win a stupid bet, she saw something she shouldn’t have seen. And now she the […]
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Teacher's Pet by Richie Tankersley CusickPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #17: Teacher’s Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Dove on 9 Feb 2015)
Dove recaps the garbled mess that is Teacher’s Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick. It may suck, but at least it has a cat in it.
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The Window by Carol EllisPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #14: The Window by Carol Ellis (Dove on 8 Sep 2014)
Dove recaps The Window by Carol Ellis, which was awesome back in the 90s, because of the cool location, the big cast, and my low standards. Is it still awesome now, or is it as dull as being forced to sit in a cabin in the mountains alone every day thanks to a broken ankle?
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Arcadia 4: The Attic by T. S. RueNightmares Recaps: Recap #12: Arcadia 4: The Attic by T.S. Rue (Wing on 25 Aug 2014)
Title: The Attic by T.S. Rue (Part 4 of the Nightmare Inn/Arcadia series) Summary: Tessa and her three best friends are planning a weekend of total fun. They even get a special deal at the New Arcadia Inn. But taking it is their first mistake, for this is the Nightmare Inn. And checking out the […]
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The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley CusickPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #9: The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Dove on 4 Aug 2014)
Dove recaps The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley Cusick, a book so painfully obvious, it practically announces the killer on the first page. But, you know, red herrings, hot cheerful boys, intense quiet boys, and people who run away to privately owned islands. Your standard baffling Cusick fare.
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