Seventeen-year-old Racer and his girlfriend Arloe want to be together despite resistance from her parents. In defiance of an upcoming separation, they run away for the summer, going totally off the grid to a remote town in the Nevada desert. The teens think no one knows where they are—but they couldn’t be more wrong. Racer’s well-orchestrated plan for freedom turns into a nightmare from hell. Lies, deception and betrayal blur his lines of reality, and he discovers everyone in town is hiding a terrifying secret, including Arloe.
My first experience with T.W. Kirchner was for his book The Zombie Upstairs which while I only did a blitz for, I have read since then. It was really good and so when I saw that he had another book coming out I was excited to sign up for it.
T.W. takes you away from Zombies lurking in upstairs rooms and brings you into a small Nevada town that from the very start you know something is odd. Witch Hazel just incites horror for me, especially when there is something going on with the town. I mean what road side mart has no junk food?
This book had a twist that I was really surprised by. You go along thinking that this book is going to go one way, but in reality it was a completely different path and I really enjoyed that. The main characters and their lies will come back around in a matter of time. I wonder what the second book would hold.
I enjoyed this book, there were points that made me sick but nothing to much considering some of the other books I have read as of late. I like the conversations and the general idea of the book. There are some structural issues that were initially hard to overlook but I got over it. For me the language was at times too flowery in that you know EXACTLY how the pants stuck to the motorcycle seat or how her hair flowed.
Overall it was a good book and I would suggest taking a chance on it.
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