Blurb: A village on the Devil’s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. The is the grand manor house whose occupants despite the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. this is where four young friends come of age- in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village’s darkest secrets.
Synopsis: ‘Your house is on fire, Your children all gone’ by Stefan Kiesbye is an episodic nightmarish book of stories. The stories told are truly bizarre and unnerving in how normal these murderous and sinful acts appear to the characters. It truly is a creepy read and one that grabbed my attention almost immediately. And though I would recommend it to anyone wanting a genuinely scary and disturbing read there are certain things that irked me about the book.
The characters’ personalities change and shift to suit the chapter they are in, and the writing style of each character is interchangeable from one another making it hard to remember which character have done what. It kind of takes you out of the moment when you have to think who’s POV you’re in.
Either way it’s a thoroughly enjoyable read, even if I need to sleep with the lights on for now