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The Twisted Ones by @UrsulaV

By Pamelascott

When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?

Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there's more-Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather's journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants...until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.

Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors-because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they're looking for you. And if she doesn't face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.


[I am going to try to start at the beginning, even though I know you won't believe me]


(@TitanBooks, 17 March 2020,400 224 pages, e-book, copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed)



I had mega-huge expectations for this book. I loved the title, cover and the blurb. The book sounded right up sleeve. Thankfully it was! This is folk horror which I haven't read much of (The Wicker Man is folk horror, right?). This is the perfect horror novel, modern, sinister and creepy as hell. This is a sort-of spin off from The White People by Arthur Machen (which I haven't read but will check out now). Mouse is a great narrator. This is subtle, slow-burning horror that slithers up to you on a dark night rather than in-your-face gory horror, my favourite kind of horror actually. I need to red more the author's work as this was a freaky corker.

Twisted Ones @UrsulaV

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