Title: Errant Blood
Author: C. F. Peterson
Page Count/Review Word Count: 228
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
This review is a tricky one to write because I found myself drifting in and out of the story while I was reading it. I don’t think this is a fault of the author’s, though – I’m just a little exhausted at the moment and so I haven’t really been able to focus on anything.
Don’t worry, though, because the bits that I focused on were enjoyable, especially because it touches on different genres. In some places, it’s almost magical realism, except with a science fiction twist. And mostly, it’s just a good old crime/detective novel.
It’s also just aesthetically pleasing, thanks to a mixture of the cracking design and layout and the illustrations that are scattered throughout it. It’s also published by a small press, and it’s rare that you see releases of this quality from a press of any size. Kudos to Scotland Street Press for doing such a great job with it. I actually can’t think of any reason to fault it, but I can’t give it a five just because I did drift away from it. If you pay attention, it’s hard not to like it. Try it!