Books from the Backlog #283

Posted September 14, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 15 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #283The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published by Gallery / Saga Press, Simon and Schuster Audio on October 1, 2019
Genres: Fiction / Horror
Length: 11 hours 4 minutes
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Winner of the RUSA Award for Best Horror

When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show.

When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?

Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.

Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.

From Hugo Award–winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher, The Twisted Ones is a gripping, terrifying tale bound to keep you up all night—from both fear and anticipation of what happens next.

Why did I add The Twisted Ones to my bookshelf?

It looks like I added this audiobook to my account a little more than a year ago. T. Kingfisher is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors so I am eager to read more of her work. This book sounds like it has all of the creepy vibes that will make it perfect for spooky season. It may be time to give this one a try!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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15 responses to “Books from the Backlog #283

  1. I am not familiar with this book, but I know the author is fairly popular. Blair Witch meets Andy Griffith — that’s an interesting combination