About the Book:
I enjoyed this modern day locked room type of murder mystery in an academic setting. The plot is complex as horror stories written twenty five years ago come to life in the current deaths of several people. The narrative is a split time, revealing events from the past as events happen in the present day. The academic setting of an elite college is interesting.
The pace of the novel is consistent but it is not a page turner. I think the issue for me was the characters. We get to know them in the current time and then flash back to their college days. I did not find any of them really engaging except perhaps the new one, Nina. None of the characters were fully developed so it was hard to feel engaged when the murders began happening. There are some twists and a good surprise near the end, making the last half of the book much more enjoyable than the first half.
I liked the author's writing style although I would have liked more development on the characters and a faster pace on the plot.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)