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Starve Acre

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by Andrew Michael Hurley

GOODREADSAMAZON
Released: 2nd April 2020
Keywords: Adult, Thriller, Horror, Gothic, Mystery, Supernatural

Synopsis
The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby’s son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five. Starve Acre, their house by the moors, was to be full of life, but is now a haunted place.
Juliette, convinced Ewan still lives there in some form, seeks the help of the Beacons, a seemingly benevolent group of occultists. Richard, to try and keep the boy out of his mind, has turned his attention to the field opposite the house, where he patiently digs the barren dirt in search of a legendary oak tree.

Review
This book was gripping and disturbing and made me feel very uncomfortable multiple times which is definitely what the book set out to achieve. Set at an old farm house in the middle of nowhere, the author does a really good job at setting the chilling atmosphere. I also enjoyed that you slowly discover what happened to Ewan gradually throughout the current timeline as things get more and more strange and unsettling, ending with probably the most disturbing paragraph I have yet to read in a book. A definite pick up for lovers of weird, unsettling and strange fiction.

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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