My favorite horror sub-genre is the “creepy-kid” horror tale. The little boy in this book, who goes by Adam, is a devilishly creepy (and fun) character who hits all the right notes for unsettling your nerves. The story has a brisk pace accompanied by twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I was swept up with the story, and couldn’t help wondering (with a certain amount of envy) how the author came up with this riveting plot line.
For heaven’s sake, read it. And stay away from little kids and their stressed out parents in the candy aisle of Walmart.