There’s Someone Inside Your House, S. Perkins (ed. Pan MacMillan)
Number of pages: 287
Release date: October 2017
Tags: Horror – Suspense – Crime – Love – America – Murder – Serial Killer
Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.
Then, one by one, the students of Osborne High begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.
“Change came from within, over a long period of time, and with a lot of help from people who loved you.”
The book has an excellent fluidity; the fact that it is a short story and is divided into two parts, without being distinct, help for the rhythm of the story. The rhythm is at a fast pace as you dive in the book from the beginning with the first murder.
There is always new development that helps the story to progress but with that, a lot of further questions and hypothesis come through. It is a pity that we know the killer that early in the book. Nevertheless, we do not know the reasons for these killings at the same time, so we can continue the book without being annoyed. The love aspect of the book is not as present as I thought so we can focus on the crimes.
Conclusion: sometimes it is creepy and/or scary, but it is a good book that it is easy and fast to read.