When I first bought this book, I figured it was going to be a teen horror story type of book because of all the creepy-old-looking photos on the cover(s).
That wasn’t this book at all.
A grandfather and grandson are super close. The grandfather tells very far-fetched tales and tells the grandson that they are real. Eventually, as all grandkids do, Jacob realizes the exaggerated stories he was being told were not true.
This story starts out with a Halloween-type of fill. Scary things happen with someone and someone else comes off as crazy to those around them.
The last words of a victim are cryptic and… well, weird.
The second person (Jacob) sees something scary in the woods. No one, especially his family, believes a word he says and starts to medicate him and send him to therapy.
Eventually Jacob and his father travel to an island to get answers.
Jacob gets more than he bargains for.
The start of this story is really mysterious and keeps you on your toes. It starts a little slow but not slow enough to make you want to put the book down.
Something super unique about this book was the old-timey pictures weaved into the story. They are actually pictures that were taken, according to the author, and he took those photos and made a story around them. I think that is fascinating and talent. I am not sure I could have done what he did.
The ending, was ehhhhhh, it was okay. It ended a little weird for me but it isn’t going to stop me from reading the next book.
I think it is worth the read.