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Friday, 8 May 2020

THE FESTERING ONES by SH Cooper

The Festering Ones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Earlier this week, one of my Twitter friends was reading this book and it reminded me that I had it on my Paperwhite.

Today, I decided to get started and couldn't put it down!

When Faith York was a little girl, she watched a spider-armed woman drag her father into the ground. She hasn't been able to forget what happened, it's been haunting her most of her life but she's managed to stop talking about it because no one ever believed her.

Twenty years later, after her mother dies and she goes through her things, Faith finds information that leads her to a dark cult and a dangerous journey where reality blurs and monsters exist...

Wow. This was such an awesome novella.

I was hooked from the beginning. Not only was the first chapter creepy as hell, but it was so emotional. What Faith went through when she was a kid was horrifying and I felt her emotional turmoil. And when she stumbles on her mother's research, I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.

And it turned out to be such an unpredictable journey into the belly of the beast. This was everything I enjoy in my cosmic horror, surreal and so disorienting. Features a smart, brave and stubborn character who doesn't give up. And what she uncovers is freaky as hell. The vivid descriptions filled my mind, until that very cool conclusion.

I also really liked the supporting characters. Janice and Sasha were interesting. This nightmare affected them in different ways, but it was great how they worked together through all of this insanity.

Women working together against monsters always appeal to me.

I seriously enjoyed the hell of this story. Loved it!



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