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Seed by Ania Ahlborn
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Aug 06, 12

Read in August, 2012

Set against the the backdrop of rural Louisiana, Seed tells the story of family man Jack trying to out run the monsters of his past. What I loved about this book is that it understands that it isn't the big Wes Craven scares that frighten us. It is when the familiar things become unfamiliar that fear insidiously grows. The third person narrative moves between Jack, his wife, and his oldest daughter Abby as they all witness an unknown force from Jack's past transform their youngest daughter Charlie from a playful loving child so softly so sweetly that they cannot call her by the one name that would define her: evil. The seams of this tight knit family unravel quickly in this fast paced terrifying novel. I found the ending satisfying, but I must admit it follows the contemporary horror film trend showing no sentimental mercy to the innocent. I finished it in about two days, so it's a quick read that's a lot of fun for those who like a good haunted house thrill.
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