Little Eve is both truly terrifying and totally believable as well as being creepy af. It’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween mood regardless of the month you are reading it.
In these modern times, it is hard to believe in vampires or other traditional horror tropes. Catriona Ward, the author of the terrific book, The Last House on Needless Street, uses a remote Scottish island, an apocalyptic cult and a found family to stir up real fear in the hearts of her readers.
The book begins with a butcher delivering a side of beef to a remote Scottish estate. What he finds is horrific. It’s 1921. A family has been killed along with a village girl. One sister survives. Another sister, and the presumed perpetrator, is missing. All six have one eye gouged out. How could this have happened? What could have caused the missing girl to try and kill her entire family? We then go back to 1917 to discover Little Eve’s side of the story.
If you want a fresh take on horror, any of this author’s books are perfect. But if you want an eerie atmospheric gothic tale, don’t miss Little Eve. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Tor Nightfire and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.