An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading.
If you remember, I love anything that's spooky and in the woods. This one seems to fit the bill wonderfully.
The Devil Crept In is a slow starter but it all moves fast. Part one was my least favorite as it didn't feel like too much was actually going on. After part two I was terrified and that feeling followed me the whole way through. The ending left me feeling sick in the way a good spooky story can, though I also hated the ending because of how bleak it is. Sort of like The Mist movie adaptation. It works and it preys on some of my spookiest fears, but it's so bleak I can't call it satisfying.
I really liked Stevie. He reminded me of some of the kids I worked with.
Final rating: 4.5 out of 5. Great horror, definitely spine-tingling. Why did the cats have to get involved?