Latest Reads: The Possession Michael Rutger.


A group of explorers arrive in the remote town of Birchlake, Northern California, to investigate the appearance of mysterious stone walls. 


A teenage girl has disappeared without a trace. 


Soon it becomes clear that the two events may be connected in the most terrifying way. Because sometimes the walls we build end up closing us in . . . 

I was such a huge fan of The Anomaly and if anything The Posession is so much more..creepier, more addictive for sure.

I genuinely stayed up until 3am finishing it then regretted it because I couldn’t sleep, kept hearing things and seeing shadowy figures on the landing so in the end I didn’t bother and put every light in the house on then drank tea huddled in a blanket until dawn. Then I went to work. Everyone loved me that day as you can imagine…

ANYWAY my point being, this is absolutely beautifully done from the opening page to the final reckoning, so don’t start it until you have a chunk of time and preferably hours of daylight ahead, then sink into it and be afraid. Gorgeously afraid.

Descriptively this author has it all, the sense of what is going on around the characters is palpable, real in the moment and utterly gripping. It gets you by the throat and won’t let go, but added to that the writing is pure heaven, a delight of a page turner with layered characters you bond with all the way.

Then of course it terrifies the life out of you and you feel like you don’t even want to blink just in case. It’s a fantastic pay off because I love those books. Also if I ever see a random wall out in the country I’m hot footing it back to the city and taking no chances.

Perfection. They don’t come much better than this.

Highly Recommended.

You can purchase The Possession (Zaffre) here.

Happy Reading!

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