Blurb; When you’re a kid, you imagine monsters to have horns and fangs. That they hide under the bed or in the wardrobe. And you believe they can only come after you when it’s dark.
You don’t expect them to look like everyday people or that they may be someone you already know…
The summer in question started out with hot, fun-filled days and new friendships.
We had just turned thirteen and had our whole lives ahead of us.
But that was before her…
Before we became known as the Hixton Five and our lives become defined by one night.
It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since she was locked away.
But now she’s free and strange things have started to happen.
When I close my eyes, the creeping anxiety and fear is overwhelming and all too real.
Because the monster is back, and I know she has a score to settle with us.
My Review; OMG. Where do I even start with this brilliant read? The story revolves around an incident that happened in the past 12 years ago and its all very mysterious. Huge build up. But the story is mostly told in the present with chapters referring back to the past event and memories and how that event is still effecting them today in the present. The story focuses on three main characters Rosie, Hannah and Mrs Wickham (Mrs W).
I was absolutely hooked an the huge build up was worth it. I don’t think I have despised a character as much as Mrs W before. Wow. Twisted. Evil. Monster. Disgusting. But she is and was very clever about how she did everything. Gripping until the last page. Devoured this story and will not be able to forget it for a long time. Highly recommend! I also adore this cover. Very eye catching and perfect for this story. A well deserved five stars. I loved it.