"Coleman has a knack for writing strong characters, and the women in Gretel are what drive this novel with each one bringing their own unique traits to the table. Gretel is young and naive, but a tough cookie. Although everyone around her comes to believe that her mother is dead, never once does she falter in her belief that she's alive, and she does everything within her power to prove them wrong. Anika, though beaten and bloodied, has a strong will (something she passed down to her daughter) and she does what she can to stay alive and make it home to her family. When it comes to the witch, she's the villain readers love to hate. Hints of her backstory make it into the pages of Gretel, an element that adds a great depth to the character. Though the whole story more often than not follows the titular heroine, all three women get their chance to shine, and shine they do.
Coleman's novel is a captivating re-imagining of the classic fairy tale, with more than enough twists to keep readers guessing. There's much more to Gretel than meets the eye, but to unlock all its mysteries, you'll have to read it."--HELLNOTES
"One of the best collections of strong female characters that I've seen in a long time."--Errant Dreams
"Good read on a dark night, especially if you are alone in the house. It'll creep you out."--Annie Flowers, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
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Also by Christopher Coleman:
They Came with the Snow, a short, chilling and scary read, reminiscent of Stephen King's, The Mist, and a must-read for true horror fans.
The Sighting, a suspenseful, mystery and horror thriller.