“One evil spawned another, greater evil, and ultimately everything could be traced back to Black Spring.” This book is not for people with weak stomachs. It is terrifying. From page one the atmosphere was eerie and oppressive.
Black Spring is a Hudson Valley town with a dark secret. A 17th century women haunts the town. The Black Rock Witch is a living nightmare. Her eyes and mouth have been sewn shit to prevent her evil eye from causing mayhem. She shows up wherever she pleases and the town just deals with it. HEX is a high-tech surveillance team with one job, monitor the witch. The town is under lock-down and there are strict regulations to keep Black Spring’s secret in.
Parts of this story I did not expect. The town is militarized. I also did not expect to feel sympathy for the witch. The town’s people scared me more than she did.
Overall, I enjoyed my time reading this. The plot was a little slow building to the climax, but every paragraph has a purpose. The horror build terrifically. When a scary part would happen I would think this is the scariest part and then the author would top it. The ending will haunt me for a while.