Group is now in session..."Harrison is the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. And for some reason, Martin never takes off his sunglasses.
Unsurprisingly, no one believes their horrific tales until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these likely-insane outcasts join a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within and which are lurking in plain sight."
"Every small group was a chemistry experiment, and the procedure was always the same: bring together a group of volatile elements, put them in a tightly enclosed space, and stir. The result was never a stable compound, but sometimes you arrived at something capable of doing hard work, like a poison that killed cancer cells. And sometimes you got a bomb."
We Are All Completely Fine is an engrossing character-driven horror novella. The story features an ensemble cast of well-drawn, vivid characters. The world-building is unique and imaginative. The storytelling is rich, paced well, and delivers a satisfying ending while also leaving just enough dangling strands to suggest a sequel. In essence, this is how it should be done. I was gripped from page 1, and it didn't let up until I reached the final sentence.
My only criticism is the price. An $8.99 price tag for a 184 page novella is excessive. While I would recommend We Are All Completely Fine (it's great, Folks), I can only do so when the publisher reduces the price to reasonable market levels.
Final Rating: 4 stars