Monday 4 January 2021

HARROW LAKE by Kat Ellis


Harrow LakeHarrow Lake by Kat Ellis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've wanted to read this book for a while now, so I'm really glad that I made it my first book for 2021. Also, I love this cover. It's bright and simple, yet still manages to look super creepy.

To say that Lola's parents are problematic is an understatement. Her father is a famous horror filmmaker and her mother was an actor who walked out on them when she was little.

When her father is attacked in their apartment and ends up in hospital, Lola's sent off to live with the grandmother she's never met. In the creepy town called Harrow Lake, where her parents met and made his most iconic horror movie. A place lost in the past and surrounded by myths and stories. That might be true...

Wow. I absolutely LOVED this book. What an awesome and freaky story! It was the perfect book to start the year with because I enjoyed the hell out of it.

I was hooked from the beginning because it started with an intriguing and very revealing interview and as soon as I met Lola, my interest was solidified. Her voice was strong, stubborn and so very snarky. She has quite the attitude and keeps plenty of secrets. I loved that she was such a big horror fan and moving to a creepy town affects her in very unexpected ways. Ways that end up terrifying and confusing her every step of the way.

There are SO many things I loved about this book, and one of them was the amazing writing style. The story unfolds so naturally within the narrative and dialogue, as well as through the characters. Speaking of which, every character in this story is fascinating. Some for worst reasons than others, but they all tied in so well.

And OMG, those last three chapters were AMAZING! 😳

This book was definitely my kind of horror story. Creepy. Engrossing. Twisted. Full of dread, misdirection and disorientation. Awesome.

Fantastic story with plenty of twists, turns and a shocking conclusion.

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