Continuing my horror binge, today I have a review that will really creep you out.
Boy in the Box by Marc E. Fitch
Ten years ago a mysterious and tragic hunting accident deep in the Adirondack Mountains left a boy buried in a storied piece of land known as Coombs’ Gulch and four friends with a terrible secret. Now, Jonathan Hollis and brothers Michael and Conner Braddick must return to the place that changed their lives forever in order to keep their secret buried. What they don’t realize is that they are walking into a trap – one set decades earlier by a supernatural being who is not confined by time or place: a demon that demands a sacrifice.
Boy in the Box really creeped me out. I was on edge while reading it alone. It was great! I love horror but books in this genre don’t usually get to me as much as watching a horror film would. But how could I not be scared when the author portrayed such wonderful imagery of darkness and despair?
The actual story of the boy in the box was not what I enjoyed the most about this book, it was the themes. Under the guide of a horror story, the author showed us what a guilty conscious can do to a person, and the repercussions of the choices we make. We especially see that with Jonathan, an extremely complex character. While I enjoyed seeing the conflict within this character, I’m not really sure I liked Jonathan as a person. But that’s ok; it keeps things interesting. However, I would have liked more dialogue to better understand some of the other characters.
Overall, I enjoyed the Boy in the Box. And now that summer is coming in there is more bright hours during which to read the book. Perfect for the easily scared!
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I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.