As you can tell from the 5 stars, I really liked this book! I think reading it in October gave it an extra spooky feel in sections. This book comes out in December, but I was lucky enough to be able to read an early copy to review it thanks to Net Galley and Crooked Lane Books.
Copied from NetGalley:
A supernatural thriller in the vein of Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic—and terrifying—consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.
Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face…
In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real—and she could prove it.
That belief got Becca killed.
It’s been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night—that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She’s done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn’t seen since the night Becca died.
The night Heather killed her.
Now, someone else knows what she did . . . and they’re determined to make Heather pay.
- The characters were relatable (Heather for sure). The book switches back and forth between ‘then’ and ‘now’ from when Heather was 12 to present day. I feel like both time periods were relatable because reading the ‘then’ sections reminded me of being a 12-year-old and wanting to do whatever my friends were doing so I didn’t seem scared or boring.
- If you like ghost stories, you’ll definitely like this books! There were sections of it I had to quit reading after dark because it made me so jumpy! 👻
If you would like to purchase this book Amazon, click here: The Dead Girls Club: A Novel