Creepy, weird, and the details…...this book was right up my alley! I’d read that this book shouldn’t be read in the dark but I’ve read that statement many other times for other books which I felt didn’t actually apply but this book, it’s twisted so dark would be perfect. I can’t tell you how many times I chatted, shouted and questioned this book while reading it, I really needed to step away from this book but I just couldn’t.
So, what made this so grand? First, let me tell you that the story moves quickly, which I enjoyed. The book starts off swiftly and it doesn’t let up until the very end. As I was speeding along, flipping the pages, there were times that I was shaking my head, and yelling at the main character Dixie, as I couldn’t believe what she was doing, she had to be crazy!
What happened? When Dixie was 18-months-old, her father killed their entire family and then, committed suicide. Dixie lost her parents and her four siblings that day and was then, raised by her Aunt Celia who has never really told Dixie about that day. Guess what? Dixie is an adult now and her childhood home is for sale, so she visits it.
Yeah, it should be okay, she was 18-months-old when her life was turned upside down inside that house, she was too little to remember. Except, Dixie doesn’t see the houses best features on her showing but something more personal and startling. She still falls in love with the house and she buys it! Of course, she does! Talk about strange. The creepy doesn’t stop there though, as it’s Dixie’s LUCKY day and she’s blessed with the actual furniture that her parents kept in that house. Her relatives are so thoughtful and saved it. If you are thinking what I thought, you are correct, what is wrong with her?
The fun or bizarre activity continued and I just couldn’t stop gripping the sides of this book. The book is very descriptive (which I loved) but it’s not done in a disgusting and/or exaggerated way. I enjoyed the way the author kept the book moving forward, how there were reveals along the way so I could check things off that were going on inside my head as I tried to figure out exactly what was happening. There were not a lot of characters in this book either. I liked the author’s execution and her style and I will definitely be reading more of her work in the future.
I liked the journey that I took while reading this book, it’s not always about if someone can solve the book early or not. It’s about the journey.