Friday, 5 August 2016

Review: The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich


A spine-chilling psychological thriller from stunning YA talent and author of THE DEAD HOUSE, Dawn Kurtagich.

When Silla and her little sister, Nori, escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath's country house feels like a safe haven. Leaving the smog and fear behind, the girls have the love and freedom they never had in their violent home. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to unravel.

Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic and spends day and night pacing; every day the surrounding forest inches slowly towards the house; a mysterious boy appears from the enclosing wood offering friendship, and Nori claims that a man watches them from the dark forest. A man with no eyes who creeps ever closer.
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There is only one way to start this... Hellooooo amazingly creepy cover!!! As covers go this one is fantastic. I was sold already! But then you start reading and it just gets better. I have managed to finish this book between my travels to and from YALC. I was shattered my eyes wasn't what they should be but I didn't care I just had to finish it. Most off all because I just couldn't guess how this was going to end, not at all, but I really really needed to know.

This is the story of Silla and her little sister Nori who one night arrive at their aunties house. Running away from their abusive father they find their way through the woods into their mothers old home. While their time with their aunt is beautiful at first things are not all as it seems. And when Nori almost runs into the woods, which their Aunt warned them about, everything starts changing. Aunt Cath locks herself away and keeps pacing day and night. Silla and Nori are left to look after themselves until a mysterious boy turns up. But its the dark forest that scares Silla the most, that and the Creeper Man that Aunt Cath keeps talking about. The forest seems to creep closer and closer... and there is no way out.

This book will creep you out and freak you out, it did me. Wow, what a hell of a nightmarish ride this was. It messed with my head over and over again. Just when you think you know what the hell is going on... well you will realise you don't at all. In no way could I predict the end, which is rare and very important to me. Incredible and so captivating. I couldn't put it down and I couldn't forget it either. The end blew my mind and had me very surprised, loved it!

Absolutely creepy, unpredictable and will give you not only nightmares but food for thought.

The Creeper Man is out now!

Thank you to Sarah at Hachette Children for my copy.

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