The Twisted Ones

Hardcover, 385 pages

English language

Published Jan. 17, 2019 by Saga Press.

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5 stars (3 reviews)

2 editions

Review of 'Twisted Ones' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The Twisted Ones tells the story of a woman sent to the backwoods of North Carolina to clean out her grandmother's house. Her grandmother was a mean snake of a woman and turns out, she became a bit of a hoarder by the end, so the house is a disaster. But Melissa, known as Mouse, doesn't have much else going on, having just broken off a relationship, so she is ready to tackle the job with her dog Bongo.

Then things start getting weird. Tapping at the windows, strange noises in the woods, and an unsettling discovery after following a path. She finds her step-grandfather's notebook and it does more to confuse matters than to explain. Finally, her and the hippy grandmother from across the road become determined to solve the mysteries.

This book certainly started off fantastically! I couldn't put it down. The combination of Mouse's humor, her adorable …

Review of 'The Twisted Ones' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

As with most of V... Kingfisher's works, it's the details that drive it as well as the actual plot. This is normal, this is nifty, I can identify with this, when did this start making my skin crawl, when did... what. NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

So I've been reading it in chunks interspersed with SF and Romance and it's still one of the creepier things I've read. Very well executed.

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