StoryGraph Saturday: Winter Tide

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you in case you might find it interesting, too.

Winter Tide
by Ruthanna Emrys
368 pages
First published in 2017

From The StoryGraph:

After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, and they emerged without a past or a future.

The government that stole Aphra’s life now needs her help. FBI agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant, and hasten the end of the human race.

Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkness of human nature.

This has been at the very edges of my reading radar for quite some time, but I’ve never gotten around to reading it. But thanks to my newfound love of the horror podcast The Magnus Archives, with its eldritch horrors, and T. Kingfisher’s Nettle & Bone, I’m wanting to delve into the horror genre a little bit more than I have. I’m picky about horror, though, so I don’t turn to your usual horror writers like Stephen King or Clive Barker or whatever. Usually, I go in for Gothic horror (like Mexican Gothic, the series Penny Dreadful, or the film Crimson Peak) or, less often, eldritch horror. Winter Tide is one of those eldritch horror stories, so one of these days, I will give it a shot.

3 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: Winter Tide

  1. I recall seeing this cover when it came out and reading the description and being curious, but I’ve never read it. I do enjoy some of Lovecraft’s stories, so there’s a chance I might also enjoy this. Not sure if or when I’ll get to it, but I’d happily read your thoughts if you get there before I do. 🙂

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