There were so many wonderful things about this book that I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to get to in this review, but I’m going to try. This isn’t the first book of his I have read so I was thoroughly looking forward to seeing what this one was about.
Firstly; the way the story is told to the reader is so creative. It really enhances the intensity of what is going on with these characters and it gives us interesting insights into what is happening and why through various perspectives. The story focuses on two young kids who are sent to their grandfather’s house during winter break. It’s all told through texts, phone call transcripts, blog posts and just unique ways. It gives wonderful detail without it being too much.
It’s not a long book so it doesn’t wait before it ramps up the creepiness. Given the size of the book the pacing was really well done but also the way the information was given to us wasn’t always linear so it skipped around a little. You get to learn about so many different things that made what you read in a previous chapter all the more interesting.
I will say that there wasn’t much of a twist. It was pretty obvious what was going on throughout the book, it just revealed things in such a way that you weren’t totally sure you were right about what you originally thought. Not every book needs a big twist so I didn’t feel like this was lacking for not having one. The ending was satisfying and it was final which I think was very important in a story like this. I needed to know it was over, and I’m glad that I wasn’t left with any kind of uncertainty about that.
A wonderful read, I would highly recommend! This man knows how to write horror and I can’t wait to read what he’s done next!
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
Reviewed By: Chasity