Finding that desecrated body was only the beginning....
For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature.
But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could have ever imagined.
Because these four friends have wandered into the territory of the violent, grotesque Webb family. A group of psychopaths who have a taste for human meat. And they are hungry!
Ashley and her friends must face this evil head on, and, worse, discover the shocking secret behind the family's existence....
In the vein of The Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Wrong Turn - Horror in the Woods will leave you exhausted and drained. A brutal, violent tale that hurtles along at break-neck pace - one that horror fans should not miss!
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For me, this book is an ultra-violent YA
This is very much a story of two halves, the first half uses the familiar trope of teenagers lost in the woods and the nasty things they discover while they're trying to find the way out. The second half is something a little bit less familiar and has some surprising twists...
The story itself is quite slow moving, with the main characters spending quite a lot of time having feelings and shouting at each other what they should do next - once they finally decide on a course of action about halfway through the book, things start to speed up and get interesting.
By interesting, I mean deeply and graphically gory and violent. If that's your cup of tea, then this book is BRILLIANT! For me, I'm not a fan of gore for the sake of gore so I started to lose interest a bit but I know there was a time when this book would have rocked my world.
Despite all sorts of nasty things happening to characters during the course of this book: they never pass out. So you get to witness the horror that happens to them from their perspective, but there's no real reason that they can't pass out.
For me, this book is an ultra-violent YA, if such a thing exists... it feels like a teen slasher but with deeper levels of depravity than you're likely to get in any movie!
The sound quality was perfect and Han Hills, the narrator, does a good job of giving the different characters their own personalities with his voice. I found it odd that a male narrator was reading a book with a female main protagonist but he brings it together.
Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.
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