Insufficient Horror

My third novel just got its first professional review, which features a nice blurb quote:

A biological thriller/mystery with a significant level of heart.

But I’m cheating if I use it. The overall review isn’t all that great. Not evocative of Maine, it says. Insufficient horror. I suppose the characters could have eaten more lobster, talked about driving down to “Bah Habah,” and, um, I dunno, been eaten by bears.

I used to write book reviews. I know how it goes. You have to say something to prove you read the book. But I have to wonder… insufficient horror for what?

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