A little girl with maimed legs, her forgetful father, and their talking cat live in a house that just has to be haunted.
The new tenant next door is watching, waiting for the father to slip up and reveal his secrets. She’s certain he’s involved with her little sister’s disappearance. She’s not ready to face what she finds when she follows him into the woods.
The multiple narrators tell the story like a child showing off a Russian nesting doll, with each layer a little more unsettling and concerning than the last.
I’d recommend this book to readers looking for an eerie psychological thriller. Readers adverse to stories about child abuse should skip this one.