Near the Bone by Christina Henry is a bit Emma Donoghue’s Room and a bit The Relic by Preston and Child. This mix of kidnapping and survival works well for the subject of one woman beating her demon literally and physically. This is the first novel by Henry that I have read and so far it has been a good experience.
Near the Bone is a story covered in secret that Henry slowly pulls back the shroud inch by inch. Mattie, or Martha, is a young lady estranged from the remainder of the world. She lives on a mountain with her husband William who is a strict, controlling and very cold character. In other words he is abusive to Mattie. At the point when their life is threatened by a mysterious monster William concludes it is God testing him. That he should kill the monster to demonstrate he is faithful, and he will be compensated.
Mattie is a broken young lady. She continues to get odd flashes in her brain that William says are not real, and they aren’t memories. However, she feels like something isn’t exactly correct. She is a lot too fearful to anger William however because of the repercussions, and continues in her every day schedule.
At the point when outsiders threaten to encroach upon their property looking for the strange creature, William decides he should make a move to not allow that to occur. Mattie begins to feel somewhat more odd about her dreams or memories. Something doesn’t feel right. Will the creature fix them? Will outsiders destroy their life? Or then again is it all basically in Mattie’s mind?
Near the Bone by Christina Henry is very well written, and uncovers things at an even speed. Keeping sufficient suspense to keep you turning that page, but not making you wait until the end. The story was new, fun, and at times the things you can’t completely see are just as unnerving. With numerous evil angles to this story it will have you become extremely attached to certain characters, and hate others.
Overall! This was a page-turning, thrilling, and frightful novel. Christina Henry had a lot of things going on with the supernatural mixed in with reality.
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