When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband's farm.
There's more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith's first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon's great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance. Gordon teases Katy and Jett with a story about a wicked scarecrow that comes in from the fields at night to slake an unnatural thirst.
When the legends come to life, Katy and Jett discover the Smith family secrets cut deep. And they must face the supernatural menace together or become part of Solom's legends forever.
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Old fashioned scary feeling!
This is one of my favourite of Scott Nicholsons books that I have read so far. This is him at his best!!!
When Katie remarries, her and her daughter Jett, move to Solom to live with Gordon. Solom is a small town in the middle of no where, so Jett thinks anyway! Right from the start, weird things start happening, Katie turns into a housewife and cooks meals from scratch, this is super weird to Jett because her mother struggled to microwave things before coming here. Katie also starts to wear weird dresses and saying strange things. Jett has no idea what is happening to her mother, add in the freaky ass goats, the extra creepy scarecrow that keeps turning up in different places in the barn and a step father who gives her the creeps and you have a creepy, chilling and scary read.
I have to say that, to me anyway, scarecrows have always been creepy things. Just seeing one gives me the shakes, so I knew straight away that this would creep me out! I still looked forward to diving into though, and I'm so glad it lived up to it. This had so many of the right elements that make a great book. We have an old house where someone died, we have a scary barn, that you wouldn't catch me walking into at any time!!! We have a freaky scarecrow, a small tight knit town, and can I mention the goats. Ugh, they chilled me more than the scarecrow ;) All these make for a great book.
I loved everything about this book, from it's super creepy setting, to it's well written plot and from it's captivatingly chilling scarecrow to it's complex and engaging characters. Right from the start, I was grabbed and taken on thrilling journey. I flew through this and found it hard to take off my headphones because I needed to see what happens to Katie and Jett. This is definitely one of Scott Nicholsons books everyone should check out. And I can't wait to read more in this series!!
What can I say about Teri Schnaubelt other than bravo! Her narration never fails to grab me and bring the story alive. She has such a way with her tones that suit this type of book. She can make chills rise with her tones and gives her all to the performance.
* I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
- Natalie @ BookLoversLife
We take care of our own in Solom..