When a circus caravan is torn apart by a destructive summer storm, the show's tattooed man and his fellow performers are scattered across the wheat fields of a nameless hamlet. The tempest's survivors convene at a local boarding house, but a series of violent attacks and strange deaths sabotage their attempts to regroup.
What was it like to be married off to one of the "gentlemen from offshore," in one of the many and peculiar arrangements of that year? What was it to be a serving-girl in such a woman's house, who saw things she dared not tell? And what was it to be the kind of woman in Innsmouth who is erased from every history – the enslaved, the forgotten, the unmentionable?
A spoiled and reclusive captain's daughter, an Irish housemaid, and others from the docks to the finest houses of Innsmouth must all ask themselves what freedom is, what love is, and what it is worth to be human.
The Mind is a Razorblade is a supernatural neo-noir horror novel of a man born into death. Drowning, he wakes beside two corpses. His memory has been wiped clean. He doesn’t know his name, what he’s doing here, who these people are, or even why one of them is a cop.