Book Releases and Reviews July 19 and July 26, 2022

We’ve got reviews of horror and alternative history book releases from July 19 and July 26.

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey


You can bet any time I see a new Sarah Gailey book, I’m going to get my hands on it as quickly as humanly possible. They just never disappoint.

When a woman returns to the house she grew up in to assist her estranged, dying mother, she’s confronted with the childhood–and the scandal–she ran from so long ago. Nothing is quite as it seems in this house, and being back is forcing to remember the dark reality of everything that happened here when she was a girl. This novel is full on horror with some gore and supernatural elements to go along with it. A really excellent, haunting read.

Three Miles Down by Harry Turtledove


Amid the country learning the details of Watergate, marine biology grad student and sci-fi writer Jerry Stieglitz is learning about an even bigger American secret. A space ship sunk a Russian submarine, and the CIA has a plan to raise the space ship from where it lies 3 miles under water. This novel is part sci-fi and part political intrigue. I enjoyed how grounded it was in history; although, some of the comparisons between now and the events of the 70s were a little hard to read.

Some other July 19 book releases we’re looking forward to reading are Slaying the Dragon by Ben Riggs, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Heat Wave by T.J. Klune. We’re also looking forward to getting copies of these July 26 book releases: Proving Ground by Kathy Kleiman, Padawan by Kiersten White, and The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers of these novels for the ARC for review.