I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
Length: 11 hours
Published by Gallery Books on February 7th 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer
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An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn—hailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)—in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years.
Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.
That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes…and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn—and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.
Here is what I thought
This is my first book by this author so I had no idea what I was getting into, and it was creepy and weird but not really all that scary.
The story is from the POV of a young boy who is a little bit on the strange side, he has some problems and everyone calls him mental. He loves watching cop shows and his only friend isn’t really a friend but a cousin who isn’t really all that nice to him.
One day his friend goes missing and Steve knows from all the cop shows that it’s important to find him within the first couple of days or things could get bad. He wants to help find him but his mother won’t let him, then one day Jude comes back but he isn’t the same.
There is also another POV that it switches too and that is a woman named Rose who lives in the woods and about her strange son.
Steve sort of drove me crazy with his weird speech and repetitive talk, I was kind of like his brother Duncan, talk but don’t do that repetitive speak. He was just strange so sometimes it was easy to see why nobody would believe him when he kept trying to tell them about Jude being different.
Overall, it was an interesting story and it was a bit creepy but I think I was hoping it would be a bit more creepy than it was. It’s definitely worth trying if you like the author or horror books.
Recommend if you like
If you like creepy stories, horror, weird MC’s and those stories about something in the woods.
Eric Michael Summerer did a great job narrating this, he really did great with the repetitive talk that the young boy did.
Audio rating: 4