‘Even at this time of year, the damp and warmth gave rise to mossy bricks and pavement-crack weeds, life forcing its way out of every crevice like sweat from pores’
And that’s when the horror really began. Crafted like a smart cop show, the book takes us on a tense journey through fear, family and friends and what happens when the three are forced together in the worst way. Moorheard gave me just enough of the thread to make me think I knew where it was leading, then she added knots with the skills and delicacy of a seasoned pro.
I devoured this book in 3 sittings of about 2 hours. It was recommended to me on good ole’ Goodreads after I’d marked that I’d finished Recursion by Blake Crouch. I didn’t find the books to be particularly similar but I guess Goodreads’ sneaky algorithms know that fans of one have read the other.
The book begins with a short letter from Father to son, before we even get to the first chapter. There is reflection, regret and sorrow in these words but also a glimmer of hope which is is all SO intriguing. It’s an unusual way to begin and I liked it.
Just in time to prepare for the Halloween month of October, a new Netflix 2nd Season will premiere The Haunting of Bly Manor on October 9th of this year! The TV show is an American supernatural horror television series created and directed by Mike Flanagan.