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First of all, I need to get one thing out into the open— I suck at reviews. With that out of the way, here we go.
This book is ridiculously hard to review without spoiling it, but here’s the gist of it. There’s a family with two daughters. The teenage daughter is acting weird. Is she mentally ill? Possessed by a demon? These are the questions that the family tries tackle.
The book is told through the eyes of Merry, the 8 year old daughter. It bounces back and forth between the present time and the past. I found Merry to be an awesome character. 8 year old Merry is funny and gutsy.
It is definitely a horror novel. I don’t want there to be any confusion about that. There are several scenes in the book that will have hardcore horror fans squealing with delight. But you don’t have to be a horror fan to enjoy the novel.
The tension builds in the book. It made me flip pages late into the night. It touches on everything. Dysfunctional family issues, societal issues, and the current obsession with reality TV. It’s well written, smart, creepy, and it delivers terror.
I’ve read 38 books this year and I can honestly say that this book is my favorite. To be honest, I checked this book out of the library, about 100 pages in, I went on Amazon and bought the book new. I wanted to add it to my bookshelf because there’s no doubt that I will read it again. I also wanted to support the author with some cold hard cash.
If you’re looking for an interesting and engaging story, pick this book up. It’s a great way to spend a few evenings.