Release Date: April 19, 2016
They called it the murder tree.
In 1995, twenty kids went in to the woods. Only three came back.
There are monsters in the woods.
Twenty years later, what happened is still a mystery.
The monsters are back.
Now, the town of Silk faces its greatest threat in over two hundred years. No one is safe.
Not even the monsters.
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The premise of this story sounded delightfully creepy and I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review it for the author.
I was not disappointed.
The author had me hooked from the very beginning when we have the opportunity to meet the main characters as children as they survive the horror of the Mulberry Massacre. Flash forward twenty years, and we get to see those same characters as complex, deeply flawed adults intertwined in necessary, yet codependent relationships as each one struggles to get over what they went through as children.
One grows up to be an alcoholic chief of police. One becomes the fastidious mayor of Silk. And the last becomes a drug addict struggling to stay clean. All three are fascinating as they work together to solve the mystery of their past… yet, it is a past that has reared its head with a vengeance. Elias, Isiah and Shep are thrust into a new nightmare, a new mystery, one they must solve if they hope to save their town.
As the book progresses, the chills increase, although there was nothing too overly graphic. The author accomplishes something that reminds me (not to mention pleases me) of movies of yesteryear; all the creepiness and horror without all the gore of the modern horror movie.
This story kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat until close to the end. It had all the elements of suspense and horror I like in a creepy story. Kudos to L.M. Pruitt for a very good read!
I give this book four out of five POWS on my KAPOW meter!
About the Author
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.