Carrion by Betsy Reavley

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Book Description:

After surviving a fatal accident Monica is left wondering what happened to her life.
Why did the car crash and why is she being haunted by a crow?
Unable to remember the events that led to that fateful day and plagued by frightening visions Monica is determined to get some answers.
But sometimes the truth is best left buried.

From the critically acclaimed psychological thriller writer comes Betsy Reavley’s chilling second novel.

My Thoughts:

Carrion is a very dark and disturbing read.

I think it’s fair to say that Monica is left fairly traumatised after a tragic accident that takes her husbands and unborn baby’s lives. She understandably goes to pieces and seems to sink further into a deep depression. Not only is she in a very dark place, she seems to be getting stalked by a crow.

The story is told in the first person alternating between mainly Monica and her mum. This way we get to fully see how that person thinks. Monica’s mum, is understandably worried sick about her daughter. To see her once happy daughter who had everything going for her, lose everything, for a parent is just heart breaking. She wants to wrap her arms around her daughter and take care of her.

In Monica’s mind it felt like she was almost going crazy. She has no idea what the crow wants or what it signifies. The crow actually creeped me out, never mind Monica! As time passes, we find out more about Monica and her past and things certainly are not as straight forward as they first appear.

Reminiscent of The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock, Carrion makes for a foreboding read. The crow for me brings a touch of horror to this novel as well as being a psychological thriller and fans of both genres will certainly enjoy it.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Carrion is available to purchase from Amazon.

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