Monday, March 6, 2017
Little House on the Prairie, but with Demons
This book was sooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooood. I read it in a single day, because I couldn't stop reading it. I had to find out what was going to happen.
Amanda lives in cabin on the mountain with her parents and siblings. After a very harsh winter that confined them inside the house for three months, and complicated her Ma's pregnancy, and thus her sister being born blind and deaf, she suffered an episode of madness. Now she is convinced that the madness was a demon entering her.
At first this book reads kind of like Little House on the Prairie, but with a protagonist who is very cynical and very sinful, as evidenced by her affair with the post boy and her despairing thoughts about her infant sister.
But as the plot thickens and the action picks up, the real horror, which gets pretty grisly (think children's heads sewn onto scarecrows and pigs eating people alive) keeps the pages turning furiously.
Definitely a solid read for horror fans. I'm glad I already have her other book The Women in the Walls, to dive into next.