A review by lilibetbombshell
Eve's Rib by C.S. O’Cinneide


I usually love a good “bad seed” book, and I had hoped this was going to be one of those really screwed-up and mind-warping mommy issues horror novels I've loved in the past. Sadly, this was not meant to be, as “Eve’s Rib” just turned out to be for the most part just very slow and boring.

I kind of got the gist of what O’Cinneide was trying to put out there with this book, and I appreciated the effort, but the book wasn’t scary, and it certainly never reached the level of horror for me. I didn’t understand a lot of what was in the book had to be put in there, as it felt like filler material, and some of the writing was not only sloppy, but downright off-putting in both description and phrasing.

I’m finding it hard to put into words just how to more fully describe this book other than I’m sad it didn’t fulfill the potential of the plot and that with more work and editing this book could’ve been a better creature than it currently is.

Thanks to NetGalley and Dundurn Press for granting me access to this title. Due to personal policy, this review will not be posted to any social media or bookseller website because of the 3 star or under rating.

File Under: Occult Horror/Thriller/Psychological Thriller/Horror/Occult Fiction/Just Not For Me