One of the houses I grew up in was not too far from where The Blair Witch Project was filmed. For some reason, even though I wasn’t a fan of the film, I’m drawn to story lines similar to it. This is one of them!
Thank you Minotaur Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.
Synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened. But there will be no turning back. Not long after they’ve set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed. People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and their very minds begin to crack, one thing becomes startlingly clear to Alice: They are not alone. They’re looking for the truth…But what if it finds them first?
The author crafted this story so well! It is most definitely creepy and twisted in every way that you’d desire. I was actually worried it would be a bit too much for me, but I totally handled it. The ending seemed a little far-fetched. I chatted with friends who read this too, and we realized that it was just the only foreseeable way the author could have wrapped up the story. This is a perfect October read, or anytime read if you love the creeps! Also, I have to mention, I wear this masks a lot because the faces I get are PRICELESS 🙂