We were thrilled with this review of The Mercy of the Tide by Keith Rosson, which was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker last year!
What makes this novel really stand out and not be a story inspired by
headlines is the havoc it unfolds, thanks to Rosson’s creative liberty. He borrows from history to create an alternate fiction that relies on magic realism and plays on emotions. It takes a while for the magic to become apparent but it’s clever and silent. –Natasha Tambiah, Aurealis #117
Riptide, Oregon, 1983. A sleepy coastal town, where crime usually consists of underage drinking down at a Wolf Point bonfire. But then strange things start happening—a human skeleton is unearthed in a local park and mutilated animals begin appearing, seemingly sacrificed, on the town’s beaches. The Mercy of the Tide follows four people drawn irrevocably together by a recent tragedy as they do their best to reclaim their lives—leading them all to a discovery that will change them and their town forever.More info →