Jordan, a seventeen-year-old dropout struggling to make ends meet, accepts an offer to act in an independent horror film. He finds himself stranded at the set, an abandoned house tucked deep in the woods, with a mentally deranged director....
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Set in the Woods Reviews
Review copyI had some time between reading novels an decided to take a chance on a horror novella by relative newcomer to the genre, Lacey Crowe. I was attracted by the Set in the Woods by the synopsis sent to me by the author, which I'm not going to share here. Mainly because, once you've read the synopsis, you've basically read the story.Sure there was a bit more flesh to it than what was in the outline, but there was no real meat, no muscle. I learned everything I needed to know about the characters in the synopsis, there was nothing to be gained by reading the actual story. It was like when you're disappointed with a movie because you've already seen all the best parts in the trailers.The writing itself was OK and I certainly liked the story idea, but it just din't work for me.Set in the Woods is available as an e-book from TWB Publishing.From the author's bio - Lacey Crowe writes for the lovers of the darker side of fiction, whether psychologically disturbing or drenched in bloody gore. Her previously published novel is: Apostle, a psychological thriller. When she's not writing, she's singing soul, blues, and heavy rocks songs with her duo, Bourbon House. She's a Canadian living and writing in America with her husband Jacob, and two step-kids.
Set in the Woods, was an entrancing and commendable work that had me immersed from the beginning. The story surges from scene to scene with high voltage, and the author shows extraordinary skill when it comes to storytelling. There are twists and turns in this page turner that will take the reader on a gripping journey!The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that's something I really look for in a good book. It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that that will make you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I don’t do spoilers so I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader! This would be a highly recommended read from me to all fans of the Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense genre. Without a doubt, I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Lacey Crowe in the future! If you are unfamiliar with this author you don’t know what you are missing out on. Another great read from this author is her novel, Apostle. Five stars from me.
"When Jordan reaches the last page, he lays the script face down on his lap. He looks out the window and watches the city disappear behind him. Now, he can only see trees. A cheesy independent horror film. It's not what he expected. It's not like anything he's ever done before. "Last stop," the lady bus driver says in a hoarse voice.".......Jordan is just a teenager, dropped out of school, distanced from his single mother. He's just wanting a way to make some money, when he finds an ad for a job on the internet. The job is for an actor for an independent horror film, and it's "Set In The Woods." That alone should have been a clue to run the other way. Turns out Jordan is the only actor, and Lionel is the only crew member. Drawn now into Lionel's twisted game, will he survive? Asked to do the weirdest things, he goes along. After all Lionel is going to pay him, or maybe not. The twist will hit you hard and you'll never see it coming. Clever doesn't begin to describe this author. I just sat here shocked when I finished it. It's the next day and I'm still not over it. A short story from the author of one of the most disturbing books I've ever read, "Apostle." Who could pass up a chance for another disturbing book from her? Not me. You shouldn't either. You read this book and I guarantee you'll want to read "Apostle," along with anything else she writes.
I am enthralled by the dark depths of Lacey Crowe's mind. She takes us down winding paths overrun by shadows and, just when we think we've put together all the pieces, she flips on the lights, spins us around, and suddenly we see it all quite differently. I first fell in love with Crowe's writing when I read her brilliant debut thriller, Apostle. For me, that book is a lot to live up to, but Lacey Crowe has no problems with the dreaded sophomore slump. 'Set in the Woods' is an altogether different but equally brilliant story. This author's writing style is all show and no tell. She puts us right into the midst of the characters' world. We see things through their eyes and feel their emotions. I especially love that she doesn't rely on a lot of descriptors. We're not given an avalanche of adjectives and adverbs to paint the picture and spark feelings. Crowe chooses her words carefully, making a profound impact with one sentence, whereas many authors would require an entire paragraph. The sparsity gives us better focus and intense visuals. If you like edgy content that makes you question your assumptions, definitely give this book a try.
http://fallenoverbookreviews.blogspot...I received this book to give an honest review.So if I was to judge a book by its cover I probably wouldn't have picked up the book. The cover doesn't appeal to me. Now if I went off what the book was about I would have picked it up no problem. This is one of those books that when the twist hits you are like WHAT? It was the kind of twist I was not expecting it to go. We start the book of with Lionel in the woods with someone running away. Okay sounds creepy and I believe I know where this story is going. Then we switch to Jordan who is a teenager who is trying to make it on his own with his girlfriend. I felt a bit sorry for Jordan. So when he sees a job opening for a movie being made he decides to go for it. This has him introduced to Lionel. Now the whole scene with Jordan and Lionel had me disturbed and going okay what does Lionel have planned. Then the twist comes and we see how everything works out. For a short story this book was on point. The ending had me living my mouth wide opened. If you have not read this author's other work I suggest you jump on it.