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Those who like good thriller/horror/sf combos are in luck here. The latest novel from Keaton, the author of She Was Found in a Guitar Case (2021), is a lot of fun. A couple of video-store employees try to recover an overdue video from a customer; they stumble upon the scene of an apparent suicide and come into possession of a video that appears to change events in the real world. It’s a far-out premise, and Keaton doesn’t shy away from it: this is a wacky, entertaining, occasionally terrifying story that pushes the reader’s willingness to suspend disbelief right to, but never quite past, the breaking point. The writing is light and breezy on the surface but with dark undercurrents that keep the reader just a little bit off-kilter. And if that sounds like great fun, you're right.