In author Eliza Maxwell’s deliciously modern Gothic thriller, Henry and his father, a fire-and-brimstone preacher, discover that a young woman has been living in the woods near their home, and is nearly feral. The preacher wants to save her soul, and Henry falls in love with her, but it all goes horribly wrong. The more Henry tries to help Eve, the darker the situation becomes.
Maxwell drew me in to this story from the first line, and I ended up reading it in one sitting. The prose, the East Texas woods and swamp setting, the story—it all compelled me to turn the pages until I reached the end. Ultimately Henry learns a lesson neither he nor I will ever forget: “You’ll never appreciate the daylight till you’ve walked on the dark side of the night.”
- Danielle Marshall, Editor