The Saturn’s engine rattled like a penny in an old tin can.
When he was a boy, Jack Winter ran from his Georgia town, something sinister at his heels. Now he is a grown man, with a family of his own. He thinks he escaped the evil stalking him. But then his youngest daughter shows distressing behaviour. They might not be as safe as he hoped.
There is nothing that freaks me out more than posessions. I can deal with monsters and monsters in human form. Anything, really, that I could theoretically kill with a baseball bat. But demons are another story entirely. So naturally, with Halloween approaching, I picked up a horror novel about possession. Not only that, it is a cute little girl that is possessed.
Charlie slid from her seat and padded down the hall, her fingers dragging along the wall. The scratching trailed her like a loyal companion.
This book is terrifying in the best possible way. It felt a lot like a good horror movie. To be honest, it’s not really anything new. We got the father with a dark secret, the cute little girl with something sinister crawling in her brain, the cute sister you’re scared for and of course all the usual signs of a haunting or a possession: scratching, overturned tables, wicked grins and words you wouldn’t think could come out of a six-year-old mouth.
The day Jack’s parents first suspected there was something wrong with him was the day they found a stray cat hanging from a tree.
But all these known elements are combined into a incredibly well-written book with characters you truly care and feel scared about. And it absolutely works. The book had me scared and on the edge of my seat.
A well-written, scary horror novel perfect for Halloween.