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The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
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Apr 11, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: 2017, library-picks

Not sure why I read horror books now and again...

This was a chance pick-up in the library because the cover and blurb were enticingly creepy. The overall style and story is good, picking up lots of horror-story stock items: isolation, mental instability, odd family history and of course, the spooky old house...

I really liked the first 3/4 of the book, where the psychological build-up was great. My problem - similar to most of the few horror books I've read - is that the actual reveal of what IS spooky or horrifying tends to switch me off. It's almost the opposite of how I find horror films: the reveal scares me but the build-up is cheesy.

Anyway, I liked the characters and set up in this book - the background story to the horror was good as well, with some nice Shakespearian-esque gruesomeness thrown in! Young adult horror, but not if you're squeamish ;)

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Reading Progress

April 6, 2017 – Started Reading
April 6, 2017 – Shelved
April 6, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
April 10, 2017 – Finished Reading
April 11, 2017 – Shelved as: library-picks

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