Everything That’s Underneath, Kristi DeMeester’s debut powerful horror collection, is full of weird, unsettling tales that recalls the styles of such accomplished storytellers as Laird Barron and Tom Piccirilli.
Crawl across the earth and dig in the dirt. Feel it. Tearing at your nails, gritty between your teeth, filling your nostrils. Consume it until it has consumed you. For there you will find the voices that have called from the shadows, the ones that promise to cherish you only to rip your body to shreds.
In Everything That’s Underneath, Kristi DeMeester explores the dark places most people avoid. A hole in an abandoned lot, an illness twisting your loved one into someone you don’t recognize, lust that pushes you farther and farther until no one can hear yours cry for help. In these 18 stories the characters cannot escape the evil that is haunting them. They must make a choice: accept it and become part of what terrifies them the most or allow it to consume them and live in fear forever.
Toni’s Teaser Review
There is something about a book that grabs you and does not let you go until the end. There is no stopping until you finish every last page. The story seeps into your pores and becomes a part of you. The writing is so beautiful that you can see it in your head like smoke tendrils from a fire. That is what Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester does.
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Laurie’s Teaser Review
All of the stories reveal a dark side; an underbelly of fear, decay, dirt, blood. The writing is lush, morbid, darkly dreamy and haunting and the scenes are often raw and messy.
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Emily’s Teaser Review
Kristi DeMeester’s writing is absolutely stunning, and these stories are creepy. These are definitely atmospheric horror, and a lot of them are very dream-like..
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About Kristi DeMeester
Kristi DeMeester is the author of Beneath, a novel published by Word Horde, and the author of Everything That’s Underneath, a short fiction collection published by Apex Publications. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year Volume 9, Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volumes 1, 3 and 5, Black Static, The Dark, Apex Magazine, and several others.
She is represented by Stefanie Liebermann at Janklow & Nesbit Associates and is at work on her next novel.