Silk by L.M. Pruitt
Posted by brriske
Release Date: April 19, 2016
They called it the murder tree.
In 1995, twenty kids went in to the woods. Only three came back.
There are monsters in the woods.
Twenty years later, what happened is still a mystery.
The monsters are back.
Now, the town of Silk faces its greatest threat in over two hundred years. No one is safe.
Not even the monsters.
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Most of us have memories of being a kid and camping out with friends, scaring each other silly with campfire stories. Most small towns have those stories that leave history and enter mythology. When the legends meet the campfire stories, we usually remember jumping at shadows and then laugh in the light of day. Eli Crenshaw and his best friends Shep Jackson and Isaiah Graves weren’t so lucky. The night they went camping with 17 of their classmates ended with those 17 classmates dead, Shep and Eli lost in the woods for three days and Isaiah seemingly having blocked it out of his memory. The deaths were known as the Mulberry Massacre. Ten years later, Eli is the chief of police in Silk, Georgia and new clues have surfaced surrounding the murders. Nothing and no one are as they seem but Eli is determined to solve the murders and end the nightmares that have plagued him and his friends.
I rarely give a book a five/five rating. What is even more rare is for me to give a high rating on a book that really needs a date with an editor due to numerous typographical and grammatical errors. However, I was sucked into the story from the beginning and, while I figured out the ending about halfway through the book, I still enjoyed the ride. The author has done an excellent job of creating authenticity in the legend about the Listz family and the legend is very much a pivotal point of the story.
I very much enjoyed the characters of Shep and Eli and how they relate to one another. They are both realistically drawn in that they both went a bit insane after the murders but they find their sanity again in one another. There are a few sex scene but they are not explicit. The more troubling for younger readers would probably be the references to drug and alcohol abuse and descriptions of the violence. Mature readers 16+ should be able to handle it, however.
Now I need to see if I can find more by this author!
About the Author:
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.
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