Dead-Eyed Sadie. That name runs chills down my spine. Find out why in my latest review.
Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis
From its creepy town mascot to the story of its cursed waterfall, Burden Falls is a small town dripping with superstition. Ava Thorn knows this well – since the horrific accident she witnessed a year ago, she’s been plagued by nightmares.
But when her school nemesis is brutally murdered and Ava is the primary suspect, she starts to wonder if the legends surrounding the town are more fact than fiction.
Whatever secrets Burden Falls is hiding, there’s a killer on the loose, and they have a vendetta against the Thorns…
I was really excited to read Wicked Little Deeds based on the blurb. Then I started reading it, realized the main characters were teenagers and was a little turned off. I’m too old to connect to teenagers these days. But I take it back. Regardless of the age of the characters and who this book was intended for, it’s creepy as hell.
For one, the atmospheric setting is perfect for the story. If you are a fan of The Haunting of Hill House or Bly Manor, you will know the absolute excellence of a good haunted house. And it’s not just the house in Wicked Little Deeds, it’s also the surrounding orchard and waterfall that adds to the ambience.
Ava is a great main character. I enjoyed following her development as she dealt with the deaths of her parents, losing her home, and then the strange occurrences that happen in the Falls. Through Ava, we learn a lot about the history of the Thorns. And while it might seem like rich people pride at the beginning, all this extra detail makes sense as things begin to kick off.
And, of course, a good horror/thriller isn’t anything if it doesn’t have plenty of twists and turns. There are twists and turns galore in Wicked Little Deeds, all of which are excellent and don’t feel a bit forced. Read this book and you will be on the edge of your seat.
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I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.