Friday, December 15, 2017

Review: And the Trees Crept In

And the Trees Crept In And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Silla and Norie arrive at their aunt's isolated manor home on a cold rainy night after fleeing an unknown terror at their home in London. From this point forward, Silla's dreamlike narration illustrates a spiral into madness and fear that leaves the reader wondering what is truth and what is imagination. When Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic, the food runs out, Norie "speaks" of a man with no eyes, a mysterious boy appears from the woods, and the trees keep getting closer and closer to their home, Silla slowly unravels a horrific mystery. This is truly more of a dark psychological horror than a "give you nightmares" horror.

I have to admit that listening to this story was difficult because of the circular narration, but it was worth sticking with it until the end!!

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