When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn’t right on the prairie. She’s heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul. @goodreads
Holy crap on a cracker! I put this book off for a long time because I had seen so many negative reviews when it first came out, but I'm sure glad I decided to start reading what I want because this book was down right creepy!
Amanda Verner is secretly seeing a boy named Henry in the woods and you know what they are up to! Then when he finds out Amanda is pregnant he leaves her; she's thinking he is going to marry her. NOT!
Amanda keeps this secret from her parents. Then one day her Pa decides to move the whole family out to the prairie thinking they will have it better out there. Yeah . . .
So Ma, Pa, Amanda and her brother and sisters, Hannah (blind and deaf baby), Emily, Joanna and Charles set out to their new home. There were supposedly some empty homes out there and you can just move into one. They pass one on the way and their is some family just waving to them as they go on by and it's a little weird.
I just felt the weird vibe as soon as I started reading the book and I LOVED it. There is nothing major going on and there really are only some really whacked out creepy stuff toward the end but it's just there. Always there!
Amanda just knows she's going to hell because she keeps having thoughts that she wants her baby and her little baby sister (the one that's blind and deaf) to die. Be careful what you wish for . . .
Then they find this big old house at the end of the line and the inside is covered in blood. Good times! But their father says he can scrape it off and replace the floor and blah blah lets all stay in the killer house because there is nothing creepy about that! I mean who did all of this?
Then this boy (Zeke) shows up with a gun after Pa leaves to go do some stuff. Zeke scares Ma and the kids to death. He tells them it's okay, he was just there to get water from the well, that him and his dad (Dr. Jacobson) live 2 miles away. Later on the Dr. comes over to check out Hannah and he gives her a clean bill of health. Zeke comes around a few more times and hangs out with everyone, he seems to have kind of a crush on Emily.
Then some bad stuff happens. Some other bad stuff happens. Add in the creepy stuff that happens when said bad stuff happens and it's a cluster. Next thing you know, Amanda, Emily, Joanna, and Charles are heading back to the mountain to their old house.
There are those kids and people waving again but they are even weirder than the first time. Sometimes scary stories you hear are real!
Then when you think you are safe, you hear a creepy fiddle and song outside in the night!
I totally enjoyed this book. It's short but I couldn't put it down and loved every creepy little minute of it! Also, if your some huge horror fan, it's probably not for you but don't go on my opinion or anyone else, just read what you want =) I also said CREEPY about 15 million times in my review!
AMAZON LINK TO THE BOOK: