One by One by D.W. Gillespie FLAME TREE PRESS Horror
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The Easton family has just moved into their new fixer-upper, a beautiful old house that they bought at a steal, and Alice, the youngest of the family, is excited to explore the strange, new place. Her excitement turns to growing dread as she discovers a picture hidden under the old wallpaper, a child’s drawing of a family just like hers.
Soon after, members of the family begin to disappear, each victim marked on the child’s drawing with a dark black X. It’s up to her to unlock the grim mystery of the house before she becomes the next victim.
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This is the first book by this author I have read, and I can tell you I’m going to be looking for his other novels because if they are as good as this one I will not be disappointed.
I can’t say enough about this book “One by One”. From the moment I picked up the book I did not move until I finished it late into the wee hours of the night. It is riveting, well written and the characters are all believable.
How many times do you hear or it’s happened to you as a child? You tell your parents something and they do not believe you or think you are imagining it, or go as far as blaming you for something you know deep down in your heart you did not do?
Well, One by One starts with a prologue in which Mary sets the tone for the story and once she has her hands on you she does not let go.
The premise of this book is about a new family moving into an abandoned house, a fixer-upper. The family consists of Alice, Dean, Debra and Frank. Their father has found a house he believes he can fix up and and then flip for a profit. To Alice, the house looks like a giant doll’s house, but something was off she could feel it. The Gothic, Southern mansion is quirky and the moment they step inside and begin investigating the different rooms they find odd hallways, windows that open into another room, and even a crawl space.
It is a non-stop thriller and horror novel that keeps you guessing until the end.
Without giving out too much information I just want to say I enjoyed seeing a summary of where everyone was at the end of the story. This brought some closure to me.
I was provided this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for anyone who loves a good mystery. 📕👍🏼
I GIVE IT A 5 STAR: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️