A grieving mother.
A lonely daughter.
An imaginary friend that just won’t go away.
In 1988, Kris Barlow watched her mother die. It wasn’t a terrible murder, but the slow and inevitable progression of disease.
Her father thought that bringing them to the simple and gorgeous lake house would help ease the passing. It didn’t.
And when, thirty years later, Kris’s husband passes…she returns to the now-dilapidated house with her young daughter.
However, the town holds a chilling secret. One that will threaten everything Kris has ever known.
Whew. This one was quite the spook-tober read!
I absolutely loved the way this story was crafted.
There were quite a few times that I was absolutely CERTAIN that I knew the direction this book was taking, only to be completely blindsided by the character’s actions. (I loved it).
Kris was a realistic and compelling main character. Her daughter felt so real.
And Violet? I was never sure about Violet but at the same time, I couldn’t look away.
I loved the way Thomas blended grief with horror – it was terrifying and gripping throughout.
With thanks to Scott Thomas and Inkshares for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review!