Library Journal Review
Award-winning editor Datlow (Black Feathers; The Best Horror of the Year) has gathered 15 authors to celebrate both the pleasure and fear that can come from the depths of the seas. Simon Bestwick's "Deadwater" involves a young woman whose peaceful life is disrupted by a friend's death, while the protagonist in Alyssa Wong's "What My Mother Left Me" discovers the truth about her family when she sorts through her late mother's belongings. In A.C. Wise's "A Moment Before Breaking," a young refugee arrives in America alone, torn from the family and life that she knew, soon becomes enmeshed with the son of the King under the Waves. Other maritime tales of love, revenge, and longing bring to the forefront intriguing characters and emotions. VERDICT This haunting and powerful anthology captures the beauty and terror of the deep blue sea. Horror fans will want to drown in its poetic depths.-KC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.