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Beware of camping!
on 27 March 2013
I came across The Camp when I was purchasing Released Souls on Amazon. The synopsis sounded different than any book I had read recently, and it also made a refreshing change to read a stand-alone.
Karice Bolton immediately captures Emma's fear and confusion in the first chapter. The reader is aware that Emma has been sent to the camp for the wrong reasons, whilst the other campers are offenders, to some degree. When a man attempts to get into Emma's tent on her first night, Liam, a camp guide, finds him and they think their troubles are over but Karice Bolton increase the suspense and fear as people continue to go missing and usually a carved raven is left on Emma's pillow.
The Camp is not gruesome in any way, but it is a clever thriller, and although the author does give small clues as to the perpetrator, the ending still surprised me.
Karice Bolton also allows the relationship between Liam and Emma to grow, as they deal with what is happening, and we learn about them, as they open up to each other.
I found The Camp gripping and difficult to put down. This is definitely one to make time for!