Publication date: 29 Jul 2016
Paperback: 270 pages
Sixteen-year-old Daniel Thatcher has accepted some hard truths. He knows his parents are junkies, his ex-girlfriend’s a cheater, and he’s one write-up away from losing his job. But what he’s unwilling to accept is that his friend, Tony, skipped town for no reason. So when Daniel finds a map Tony left behind, he follows it to a remote section of the Cascade Mountains.
It’s a land filled with haunting shadows and crowded trees – an area untouched by man. Or so Daniel thinks. Not long after arriving in the woods, Daniel discovers inhabitants living in the heart of the forest. Despite their peculiar behavior, the reclusive residents possess an allure that goes far beyond their beauty. But beneath their lovely exterior rests a sinister secret, one that’s both lethal and tragic.
It seems the dead don’t always stay buried. Now Daniel’s forced to accept the hardest truth of all: monsters do exist, and if they have it their way, he’ll soon become one of them.
Daniel Tracker a sixteen-year-old boy with a wrecked family… wasted father who never cared for him, drunk mother who always ended up bringing unknown men home, as long as Daniel can remember. One of those men had the habit of beating him up along with his mother which resulted in his running away from his mother’s house. The only hope is his sweet, old grandmother who loves him more than anything. He also had another positive thing in his life in the form of his girlfriend, Sarah, which turned into a curse the evening he found out she was a cheater, though he hadn’t seen the details himself, the rumor were enough to know it all. His only friend, best friend to be exact, Tony suddenly skips town with just a little note addressed to Daniel. Daniel can’t believe it all. And Erik’s frightening tale seems to make no sense. Daniel is determined to know it all.. to go into the darkest of the woods, to encounter the horror that awaits him.
One word that describes the book CRAZY, that also in a good way. How would you feel if you realize monsters really do exist and they want you to be become one of them? That to become one of them you have to be dead? That whom you think as a cheater is innocent? And that you have fallen in love with a monster! Not all monsters are harmful.. not all of them are bad.
The author has created a world that no one has every dreamt of. I am very much in love with the whole concept. It’s more like a tale from the Grimm’s fairy tale series, a dark tale full of love, fate, cruelty and terror. Am really not sure if it has a next book or not but I really want a next book of it badly. Let the tale not end here.. there is so more to read.