The story revolves around an ordinary family who find themselves the victim of an ever-increasing onslaught.
Length - 186 Pages
Star Rating - 4.5
(Side note: I actually shivered at the last line of chapter 17.)
There's one great thing that Bint does well: Twists. Although there are clues throughout the story, and you seem to find yourself on the right track, the end result is always a doozy.
In Shadows Waiting follows the life of a family, narrated by their son, Simon Reynolds. Simon is very much the man of the house, constantly looking up to his father for guidance. In fact, It's quite a lovely relationship. Simon takes caring for his mother and sisters in his stride, setting up a peaceful setting in this supernatural story.
However, let's get to the crux of the story: The ghost. Harmless enough at first, it creeps up on you as the pages turn. Bint has a fantastic knack of building subtle, yet powerful layers to a story. There's an easy comfort in the Reynolds household, even as the supernatural begins to show itself. This is what makes the story. You're locked into a false sense of security and then dragged through an eerie drama, centring around the family's unwanted visitor.
Then there's the vicar. The family seek his guidance in their struggle to move forward with daily life, and he quickly becomes another important piece to the puzzle.
Well written, perplexing and creepy as hell, this story will suck you in.
One last thing. Inspired by the author's real life brush with the supernatural?
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