The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

A spine-chilling psychological thriller from stunning YA talent and author of THE DEAD HOUSE, Dawn Kurtagich.

When Silla and her little sister, Nori, escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath’s country house feels like a safe haven. Leaving the smog and fear behind, the girls have the love and freedom they never had in their violent home. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to unravel.

Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic and spends day and night pacing; every day the surrounding forest inches slowly towards the house; a mysterious boy appears from the enclosing wood offering friendship, and Nori claims that a man watches them from the dark forest. A man with no eyes who creeps ever closer…

How did I get the book?  Gifted

Genre: Horror

Previously reviewed: The Dead House

Review: Once you are in Python Wood you’ll be trapped – The Creeper Man will not let you go. Very much like Dawn Kurtagich’s writing, because just like her debut I sat unmoving in one place until the last page was read. Which given that the dark was creeping in around me and I failed to turn on the light until it the last possible moment probably not the best idea. Just so you know, some things in The Creeper Man will stay with you a good while after you’ve finished. (And I love that!)

All the atmospheric and haunting word building that Dawn Kurtagich excelled at in The Dead House is back.  You can feel the trees closing in around you as Silla’s fears take hold. What I really enjoy is that, as the reader, there is room for your own imagination to add more – and mine added plenty. Plus there is one scene in this books that will haunt me for a good while, thank you Dawn. It’s so rare for that to happen. (I do worry about myself.)

Dawn Kurtagich used different styles, notes, diary entries, etc to tell the story of the The Creeper Man. This works well and I loved the extra messages hidden in the change of fonts.

Recommend it?


The Creeper Man


Don’t usually put trigger warnings,
but this book does talk a lot about weight in regards to Silla not being able to eat.
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