Near the Bone by Christina Henry

The creature roared once more, and the particular person outdoors was screaming, screaming lengthy horrible cries of ache that appeared to push inside her ears and press towards her eyeballs and cease up her throat.

I feel as a result of I discovered Henry’s Misplaced Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook so sensible and new, I had excessive expectations for no matter of hers I might learn subsequent; and it turned out to be this e-book, which is a really high-quality horror thriller however nothing distinctive or stand out.

Close to the Bone by Christina Henry
Berkley, 2021
Digital evaluate copy

It is a creature function, solely there are two monsters: the one within the
woods mutilating issues and the one Mattie’s married to who hurts her
relentlessly. In a short time, Mattie has to resolve which monster she fears
extra, particularly when surviving one monster exposes her to the opposite.

The e-book is a fast learn, and has a really cinematic really feel; it hews carefully
to the usual horror film formulation so properly that I might anticipate
the subsequent beat. However the fast clip means there’s not sufficient area to
breathe into the story, so to talk, so whereas we get nice perception into
Mattie and her marriage, every little thing else is simply panorama or stress.
The perception, depth, and emotional horror that Henry evoked in Misplaced Boy
is simply lacking right here. It is entertaining and diverting, however on closing
the e-book I felt like I lacking half the story in some way.


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