The Litter delivers a tale of horror in which children mete out murder and mayhem on the streets.

4-STAR REVIEW: THE LITTER by Kevin R. Doyle Plus

About The Book

Publication Date: January 5, 2015

They kept to the shadows so no one would know they existed, and preyed on the nameless who no one would miss. Where did they come from, and who was protecting them? In a city that had seen every kind of savagery, they were something new, something more than murderous. And one woman, who had thought she had lost everything there was to lose in life, would soon find that nothing could possibly prepare her for what would come when she entered their world.



The Review

Horror fans will find plenty of gruesome deaths within the pages of The Litter by Kevin R. Doyle.

The author serves up torn-up bodies of people missing from the streets. One of the main characters, Karen, has spent years working in a vagrancy shelter. She also happens to be the daughter of the chief of detectives.

It turns out there’s a supernatural force at work, pressing the children into service. Whether it’s a werewolf or not, by the time the storyline wraps up, people realize the severity.

This was a challenging story to read because of the organization. Maybe it would have made more sense to use alternating chapters with multiple points of view. The horror aspect was incorporated well, but I struggled to get into the story.

The Litter delivers a tale of horror in which children mete out murder and mayhem on the streets.

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About The Author

A high-school teacher, former college instructor, and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The Group, When You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away, and one horror novel, The Litter. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel.  The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, came out in March of 2022.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Amy,
    I appreciate your review and honest critiques. Sincere criticism is always a helpful bonus. Thank you for the review and for featuring my work.


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