My Review (4 stars out of 5)
Amid lots of twists and turns this book reads like a mix of horror, fantasy and paranormal, with the narrative going off in different directions every five minutes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – but for me it made the plot a little hard to follow at times. The dialogue too, got a bit confusing and I often had to re-read passages to check which character was talking. I also thought the dialogue would benefit from a little editing, as some characters seemed to just blab on and on forever.
Having said that, Ms Stanley’s fast-moving tale never lets the reader’s attention lapse, throwing in new developments just when you think you know what’s happening. The author’s use of language has a nice inventiveness to it, though too much telling and not showing doesn’t do it any favours, but that’s probably me just being picky.
An interesting and thought-provoking tale that will appeal to lovers of horror, murder and enthusiastic dialogue.
Kateri Stanley graduated from The Open University with a degree in Arts and Humanities and worked for the National Health Service for eight years. She started off writing fanfiction as a kid, moved to short stories, created some audio plays and eventually sat down to write her first novel. When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching films and TV shows, making tons of playlists and dabbling in the occasional video game. She currently resides in the West Midlands, United Kingdom with her partner, they are hoping to be cat parents.
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