The Forest, Michaelbrent Collings

Before I share my review, I want to let readers know that WordPress has forced over the new editor. I am a creature of habit who doesn’t like change, especially when it’s not as easy to navigate. So I apologize if this post isn’t up to snuff.

Alex and his wife Trish have spent their lives trying to recall the night they lost their best friend, Sam, to the Forest. An event that neither of them fully remembers. They are still reeling from the loss of their son a decade after the fact. The two are carrying a lot of pain, and they might need to figure out the past to move on. Told in alternating timelines and pov’s, The Forest is a slow-creeping horror, slowly pieced together for an intense read.

I was confused for the first few chapters. I didn’t quite understand what was going on. The conversations with the couple were vague and superficial and got repetitive at times. The vague is made clearer the more you read. After I got through the initial few chapters, I found myself drawn into the terror and confusion. The Forest is a highly atmospheric book, and it draws on our innate fear of the unknown. This is a subtle horror. Even before they are in the thick of it, you aren’t sure what you fear, but you can feel it starting to creep in. Nicely done.

Read this review on Amazon and Goodreads.

The Forest is available on Amazon for 99 cents, it’s enrolled in KU.

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