June 27, 2021

The Dead and the Dark Review

The Dead and the Dark Review

Title: The Dead and The Dark
Author: Courtney Gould
Style: Thriller, Young Adult, Horror
Rating: 3/5

Thank you NetGalley and Wednesday for the advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review.

"I am the dark created from everything.  I am the memories of this place come to life-anger, grief, hate. You know these feeling well.  You have felt me here your whole life."

Ashley's boyfriend is the first to go missing and everyone suspects husbands Brandon and Alejo and their daughter Logan.  As more kids are found dead Ashley and Logan decide to do a bit of investigating on their own.  As they investigate, secrets are revealed about the families of Snakebite and about the town. Something dark and mysterious is stalking Snakebite and Logan and Ashley are going to try to stop it.

The Dead and the Dark is a slow build story that's creepy, dark and sometimes a bit disturbing.  It has great queer representation which I love.  I love the uniqueness of the story as it's one that is different from anything I've read before.  I think I would have liked to see more of the Dark's perspective and stronger character development but overall it was a pretty solid read.  The Dead and the Dark comes out August 3rd!