I am just going to throw it out there right out of the gate... This book freaked me out! I read this while on vacation... probably not my best choice. Reading in a bed that was not my own, turning the pages while silently freaking out over every little unfamiliar sound around me. I kept looking at the door, making sure it was closed all the way.
I have been waiting some time to read a book that I could say hands-down was eerily creepy and scary. This one is definitely it. I read it into the late/early hours of the night/morning. (Again, not my best choice.) I just couldn't stop reading.
North is definitely an author who deserves the praise he is already getting. He can spin a tale that flows and punches you in the gut like few others. And the twists in the book that I didn't see coming... I had it all wrong. I was on the right track, wrong train. Once the pieces I didn't even know needed to fall in place, fell into place, the book got even better.
This book is how all thriller and horror books should be. Creepy. Thrilling. Page-turner. Excellent plot points and follow through. I can't think of enough great things to say about this one.