Monday, July 23, 2012

{Review} Inside Evil by Geoffrey Wakeling

File Size: 318 KB
Page Count: 176

Book Summary:
(As given by the author)

Ever wondered why the Scottish woods are so wild? Why it's dangerous to be out at night? Why, even on beautiful moonlit nights, it's safer to be nestled up beside a crackling fire? Roberta Arlington and the residents of Ridgewood are about to find out.

Roberta Arlington lives in Ridgewood, a small and sleepy town on the Scottish border, where she is completely content with her life. That is, until she stumbles upon a corpse at the local boarding school and finds that her world starts to unravel into chaos.

As questions begin to emerge as to just how the victim died, Roberta discovers herself caught in a world which she never knew existed. Like a shadow hanging behind Roberta's own life, another world hovers in the background, waiting silently until trying to break through. Roberta soon discovers that she'll have to find all the strength she has to survive the path laid before her.

Kathy's Review:

Mysterious and creepy, Inside Evil focuses around Roberta, a boarding school teacher who discovers the body of Vanessa, a student at the school. After the discovery, Roberta starts acting strangely - her actions are beyond her control. Vanessa's mother, Susan, owns a book shop in town which is at the center of another mystery. Susan and Sam, her employee, discover a cellar with some strange contents - including some pages from Vanessa's diary. As the story unfolds, the characters and us as readers try to connect the dots to figure out what the force is that killed Vanessa and the others, and if it will be found out in time to save Roberta.

Overall I enjoyed Inside Evil. The plot was suspenseful, the answers just far enough out of reach to make me want to read on to find out more. I like the way it all came together in the end, with all the characters playing a part. I would have like a little bit more explanation of what was going on in the cellar, and perhaps some of the journal pages. But I think the author told a very intriguing, chilling tale that I would pass along to any reader who enjoys mystery with a little twist of supernatural.

*An ecopy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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