Publisher: Wildfire, Headline
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
A senseless murder. A terrifying legend. A family haunted.
1990: In the darkest woods, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.
2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.
2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.
Three chilling events, connected by the shadow he casts.
He is the Tall Man. He can make you special…
What a creepy book!
There was something about The Tall Man that caught my attention from the beginning. The blurb was so intriguing: urban legends, a haunted woman, a teenage killer… I admit I love stories about curses and hauntings so I obviously thought this would be the perfect summer read for me.
The book’s opening chapters grabbed me immediately and I love how they introduced the tall man’s character. I could picture the flashback scenes as if I were watching a horror movie. I believe they were my favorite part.
Despite the great start, I did feel that the book was kind of a slow-burner and the middle section dragged a bit. I honestly didn’t know where the story was going and there was a specific pov that had me extremely confused. But despite feeling I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I had at first, I really wanted to know how the story would end. What exactly had happened to Amber? What had she done?
Fortunately, the last few chapters completely made up for the slow parts. I loved the ending, enjoyed how everything came together and thought this was a really smart concept for a mystery novel. And that last page gave me goosebumps!
The Tall Man takes daughters…
Many thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review