The Wild Dark (2021) caught me by surprise. I was expecting another run-of-the-mill horror thriller but boy was I wrong. The book lives up to its title.
The story follows a worldwide pandemic where people are said to be seeing the ghosts of their loved ones. Liz is our main character who sees and is assisted by her dead partner, Brody. Besides ghosts there are also wolf-like creatures who are dangerous. The narrative is about Liz’s survival in this brand new world.
What I liked most was Katherine Silva’s descriptions. From the cold atmosphere of her home-state Maine to the dark depths of the forests, everything is described in vivid detail. Secondly, the characters are really well-crafted from Liz our protagonist to Brody her ex-partner, to Josh who is her lover.
The way the story jumps back and forth from the past to the current setting really kept it well-paced. Horror is forefront in Silva’s writing and is properly mixed with the action-thriller genre. The plot takes a while to really kick off but it’s well worth the wait.
So, if you’re in the mood for fast-paced horror, then it doesn’t get any better than The Wild Dark. I’m super excited for the sequel, which according to the first book, hits shelves this year. Can’t wait to read and review it too.
You can buy a copy of The Wild Dark here. I received an ARC for review purposes.