Strange Horizons, November 20, 2017

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Strange Horizons, November 20, 2017

“Three May Keep a Secret” by Carlie St. George

Reviewed by Victoria Silverwolf

Two high school students confront supernatural horrors in “Three May Keep a Secret” by Carlie St. George. The girl is haunted by the ghost of a friend who drowned years ago. The boy is attacked by a monster created in a story told by the dead girl. Together they confront their fears and learn the truth behind these terrors. The author is skilled at depicting the lives of teenagers in a realistic way. This tale is a compelling one, although aspects of it seem familiar from other horror fiction. The editors provide a content warning about disturbing themes. The warning reveals certain plot details, and should not be read by those who wish to avoid spoilers.

Victoria Silverwolf would like to point out that the illustration for this story is excellent.