This book threw me for a loop; simultaneously diving right into the action and setting the scene, I was thrown into a small town bar that Aiden's father, Jack owns. Immediately, I had a feel for many of the characters and the varied dynamics between them. Then, everything changes. I was amazed at how quickly the town turned. However, some people remained the same. Aiden really becomes a side character and the focus turns on how the town reacts to him. The horror was not in Aiden's incident, but the quick turnaround to chaos, panic and illogical thinking that takes over an overwhelming amount of people. Pine, the brother responsible for Jack's injury was easily the most terrifying character and could probably have an entire book written about his antics. There were a few plot holes for me, especially the absence of any law enforcement until the end. Overall, a well crafted book that looks into the dynamics of small town incidents with well placed elements of horror and psychological thriller.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.