RECOGNITION: June 2016 Indie Next Selection
This story begins with Jake and a young woman known in the book only as “the girlfriend” on a long drive to visit Jake’s parents. The awkward visit is over and the girlfriend is left alone and stranded in a school where she will face a harrowing experience. To give too many details will spoil the book. Suffice it to say, this is a very intense physiological story of what happens before, during and after the visit to Jake’s parents isolated farm.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
I am not sure where to start with this review. This book is very different from anything I have read in the past. Author Ian Reid has penned a mind-blowing novel. Through a short novel, Reid skillfully packs a lot into the pages.
The plot blew me away. None of this book was what I expected; it held me glued to my E-reader as I followed the character’s digression into horror, fear, and mania. Reid has crafted a first-rate physiological suspense novel. Even the title of the book is more than it seems at first glance. His development of the plot and characters was skillful; the plot never lagged or slowed.
When I reached the end, I had to stop, re-read the last chapter, and ask myself “oh my, how did I miss that”. There were some clues left along the way, but Reid cleverly mask them. What an ending!
I recommend this book to young adults and adults due to physiological content. Reid has created a solid well-developed physiological suspense thriller.
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