Book Title: Small Favors
Author: Erin A. Craig
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55835986-small-favors
Release Date: 7/27/21
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range–five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare. But when a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned… – Goodreads
I was waiting on tenterhooks for this new book from Ms. Craig. My pre-teen daughter and I absolutely LOVED her first book House of Salt and Sorrows, which was creepy (but not too much), adventurous and delightful. Neither one of us are horror fans, we like suspense, but not too much so the House book was perfect for us. We still talk about the book and get chills over certain chapters and I was really hoping this would be one I could share with my girl.
Unfortunately, this one is a little too creepy for her (she is very sensitive to scary things) but I have to say it was just fantastic for me! I loved the M. Night Shyamalan movie The Village and this definitely has those same kinds of vibes.
As before, this is a well written book with thrills and chills and a little romance. It is definitely a favorite and will be read again by me. Oooh, maybe in October?! I really enjoyed the characters, plot and pacing. I hope that you will also have fun reading this novel. Ms. Craig is now solidly on my auto-buy list and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.