My rating: 4 of 5 stars
69 shows Meyer proudly wearing his influences on his sleeve and delivering another strange and creepy tale of cosmic horror.
Little pieces of this book reminded me of everything from an episode of the X-Files to Silence of the Lambs to It to a recent Ronald Malfi novel, all without coming off as a cheap imitation.
My favorite characters in here were Phelps and Barnes. They both felt very real to me and the past incidents that haunt them within the pages of the book (especially Phelps with her grandmother and her secrets) really made me want them to pull through. By the way, Phelps’s grandparent’s secret–one of the creepiest things I’ve read in a while.
At a little under 200 pages, 69 is a pretty quick read. Definitely recommended!
Tim Meyer dwells in a dark cave near the Jersey Shore. He’s an author, husband, father, podcast host, blogger, coffee connoisseur, beer enthusiast, and explorer of worlds. He writes horror, mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers, although he prefers to blur genres and let the story fall where it may.
Author of KILL HILL CARNAGE, THE SWITCH HOUSE, LIMBS, and many more.
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