🌊BOOK REVIEW🌊 (G) Kara, or Carrot to her family, is going through some shit. She’s getting a divorce, which she thought was caused by a mutual growing apart, but her husband fell for another woman and won’t stop calling her about it. She moves back to her hometown, and stays in the apartment attached to her uncle’s Wonder Museum, a cryptozoology and oddities attraction that rakes in tourists year round. The building is shared with a coffee shop, and she befriends the barista and owner, Simon. After one day at the museum, Carrot realizes that a customer had left a hole in the wall near some exhibits. Upon inspection, the hole in the wall led to a secret corridor, which Carrot and Simon examine. On one end of the corridor is a bunker. On the other end, a door. Through the door lies a world which neither of them has ever seen, as it threatens both their sanity and their world view. Monsters you can’t see, but can hear. And they can hear your thoughts.
I really enjoyed this read, and I think it was perfect for the season. I also enjoyed the casual tone of narration; Carrot’s not fancy, and she’s not going to use a lot of big words to describe what’s happening. I predicted the ending about halfway through, but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment. I’d recommend this book to anyone trying to make the most out of their Halloween season!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the free copy in exchange for my honest review!
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