Jenny Barnes wakes up from night terrors only to find that ghosts are real and there's no such thing as safe. The animals are acting strangely, her own father is trying to kill her, and the forest around the farm is alive with folks who just won't stay dead. Will anyone get out of there alive?
Meany is a shocking tale of abuse complicated by spirits who take sides!
Young Jenny Barnes wakes up from night terrors only to find out that ghosts are real and there's no such thing as safe.
She lives in a two hundred year old farmhouse with her family, but they're not alone. There's a malevolent presence up in the attic and the forest surrounding the farm is alive with folks who just won't stay dead. Worse is the fact that the cattle have developed a taste for murder and are threatening to stampede. Well, that and it seems that her own father is trying to kill her.
All Jenny wants is a childhood--a few moments playing in the sunny yard with her sisters. To get one, all she'll have to do is survive.
But as Eddie, the one farmhand who's on her side, notes, "This old place is going over!'
Will anyone get out of there alive?
"I apologize, Father," Eddie said dabbing at his eyes with the heel of his hand. "Dying is something I've never had to do before and it don't come easy."
"Did you want to make a confession, Mr. Kingsley?"
Eddie giggled then but his laughter took on all the qualities of a guitar string that had been turned umpteen notches too tight.
"That's just it," he answered scratching at his unshaven chin. "I didn't do anything and that's the problem. If I done something things might have turned out different. I might have been able to save them kids. This has been eating me alive for years. The doctors want to call it Cancer, but I know better."
Fantastic! Combination of suspense, sadness, supernatural...it has a little of everything. Hope to see more from this writer soon! It is a must read!!!!
Taut, Creepy and Impossible to Put Down
This is definitely a "one more chapter book," as in "just one more chapter before I go to bed." Next thing you know, it's 2 AM and you're knee-deep in thrills and turning the page as fast as you can. The horror, the characters, the pacing-everything is so well-crafted it's hard to believe this is the first book by Peazy Monellon. I highly recommend it, but plan on being tired the day after you get it.
This book seems to start so innocently but before you know it you are knee-deep in thriller! Once you start you can't put it down. The characters are well presented, the pacing is perfect, and the ending will surprise. Amazing breakout novel.