New York Journal of Books Review

“Lee Markham’s The Truants is a welcome and memorable addition to the vampire subgenre, full of original ideas and some nightmarishly vivid imagery.”

In many ways, this novel is prime material for a possible TV series. There are enough split narratives, character arcs, and subplots that could very easily be explored or expanded without losing the overall direction or vibe of the tale. Yet as multilayered and multifaceted as the book is, it is still a short and tight tale, and with its many short subchapters, it reads very quickly.

Lee Markham’s The Truants is a welcome and memorable addition to the vampire subgenre, full of original ideas and some nightmarishly vivid imagery. And considering that this is his debut, told with all the confidence and finesse of a veteran writer, it marks the beginning of a promising career.

Full review @ New York Journal of Books

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