The Broken Places
by Blaine Daigle
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Pub Date 24 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 10 Jul 2023
THE RITUAL meets Dan Simmons' THE TERROR.
When Ryne Burdette inherits his family's old hunting cabin deep in the Yukon wilderness, he wants to say no. Nothing much is left in that place except for unpleasant memories and the smoke of old burns. But after a tragic year, he sees a weekend trip to the cabin with his best friends as a way to recuperate and begin again. But there is something strange about these woods. As a winter storm moves in, the animals begin acting strangely, and the natural laws of the wilderness seem to fall apart. Then, the soft voices start whispering through the trees. Something is watching them. As the storm gets worse and the woods get darker, the three friends must dive into the darkest waters of the Burdette family lineage. Because the horrible truth is deep, resting in the shadowed places no one wants to look.
Average rating from 224 members
"THE RITUAL meets Dan Simmons' THE TERROR." is a great way of describing this novel, I thoroughly enjoyed what was going on and thought it worked as a horror novel. The characters were what I was looking for and the forest was it's own character. It does a great job in being a terrifying novel and I'm glad I got to read this. Blaine Daigle does a great job in telling the story and it was written perfectly.
"He hoped the storm might help bring some sense back to their conversations. If he could get Ryne away from the cabin and away from his stupid decision, then he might persuade him. If he could help break whatever bond Ryne still shared with this place, or at least weaken it, then maybe there was a way to walk him back from the edge. But he had dug his heels in again, and now the only thing on Shawn's mind was making sure they didn't freeze to death."
The BEST horror novel I've read in years! Blaine Daigle blew me away! Literally could not put this book down, and when I had to do so, I kept the night light on. Would recommend a thousand times over. Looking forward to reading much more from this author!
Many thanks to NetGalley, wicked house publishing and the author himself Blaine Daigle for allowing me to read an ARC of this fantastic book!
I loved the setting of this, a cabin in the woods in the middle of a snowstorm? Classic. Three men who have been through trauma going to said cabin in the woods during a snowstorm? Recipe for disaster, a very tense, creepy disaster that made for great reading! The characters were likeable, the plot was easy to follow whilst being tense and actually quite scary at times (big plus) I liked the family lineage aspect of the plot, and I definitely couldn’t guess the plot twists that were sprinkled in so overall I really enjoyed this.
Thank you for this ARC and in review I am giving my honest review!
It took me a while to finish this book because of personal reasons but when I was reading it, I was thinking about it consistently. This book was very immersive and wasnt too predictable (especially because its a cabin in the woods book and they all tend to follow the sane path). I havent read a good horror in awhile and I personally havent read anything from this author before but I am glad I chose to give this a chance. If you want something suspenseful and immersive with pretty good world building I highly recommend this
I was in no way paid for my review and its the honest truth
This is by far one of the best horror books I’ve read in a long me. Ryne and couple of his friends decide to spend few days at a cabin that Ryne inherited from his father. It’s located deep in the Yukon wilderness, far from the closest town and no cell recepon. The woods are dark, creepy and full of secrets and local folklore. The author did an amazing job with the details describing all the surroundings. You felt like you were standing right there with the characters experiencing what they were living though. Brilliant! I loved the idea of local folklore and all the legends of the area. It gave the book a mystical and eerie vibe. I highly recommend this book to any horror fans.
Thank you NetGalley, Wicked House Publishing and the author for ARC in exchange for my honest review.