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An engrossing, multi-layered thriller/horror
on 7 July 2013
Something about this story feels very reminiscent of Stephen King's better books.
The story is well paced and plotted, thoroughly engrossing and very atmospheric, and really sucks the reader into its world. It is suitably dark, unsettling and twisty, without ever becoming gratuitously gory or resorting to shock value to patch over weaknesses in the narrative.
I gave a four star review rather than a five for two reasons:
One, because there are a fair few typos/errors that should have been caught by a proof reader, such as spelling a character's name as both "Robby" and "Robbie" within the space of a couple of lines. I'm not even sure how this could happen as it's not an obvious typo!
Two, because in two or three places, the story inexplicably "jumps" without explanation; for example, suddenly one character who was alone and had been for some time is written about as being part of a group of people, which was never explained or segued naturally into the story.
The book could really benefit from the touch of a good proof reader and editor to address these issues, but regardless, I do strongly recommend this book.