Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books
that came in their mailbox during the last week. It was created by
Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here
This week I received a copy of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt from Hodder & Stoughton. I requested it through Bookbridgr quite a while ago and presumed I'd missed out, I was delighted when it arrived on Thursday as it is described as being reminiscent of vintage Stephen King. Those of you who like the sound of it won't have to wait too long either as the publication date is 28th April.
Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves. Welcome
to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted
by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and
mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and
enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on
end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often
forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches
are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.
curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have
used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with
being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict
regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send
the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.