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BOOK REVIEW: Dark Wood, Dark Water by Tina Callaghan

 

Something is wrong in the town of Bailey – people are dying – and three teenagers will have to face a dark and evil nemesis emerging from the town's past. Our three reluctant heroes know the agony of loss:


Kate – her father drowned in the river; her mother hospitalized.
Gabe – his father drowned in an old well.
Josh – his older brother also killed by the river.


These three young people must come together and put aside their teen angst and jealousies to fight an evil that they will find is deeply rooted in the town and its river.
 
Tina Callaghan's dark portrait of the town of Bailey is a riveting read. The characters are fully fleshed and identifiable and, therefore, easy to invest in. The dark and dreadful history of the town is well documented as Callaghan weaves together the past and the present.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was fast-paced and hard to put down. An excellent read for young adults and adults who enjoy dark fiction and fantasy.
 
I received a free copy of this book as part of Library Thing's Early Reviewer Program

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