The Killing Woods
Fatal attraction, primal fear, survival in the forest: From the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, the highly anticipated thriller about deadly games played in the dark.Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges... show more
Fatal attraction, primal fear, survival in the forest: From the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, the highly anticipated thriller about deadly games played in the dark.Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl's broken body. "Gone," he says, then retreats into silence.What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent -- isn't he? Before he's convicted, she's got to find out the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee's charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her -- the kinds of games that can kill?
Publish date: January 7th 2014
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.My feelings are pretty mixed on this book. I have had a copy of this book in my review pile for a very long time so I am thrilled to be able to scratch it from my to be read list but I do wish it had worked a little better for me. I felt...
Das Buch war zwischenzeitlich wirklich spannend und hat mich manchmal gegruselt, weil es einfach zeigte, dass jeder Mensch eine böse Seite in sich trägt und sie manchmal eben auch Grenzen überschreiten kann. Dennoch war es eben ein Jugendthriller, der zwar ein Page-turner war, aber ich konnte keine ...
Rating: 4.5/5 The Plot: The story is told in alternating POV. Sixteen year old Emily Shepherd awakes to her PTSD hindered father carrying the lifeless body of one of Emily's schoolmates from the woods. He is arrested and subsequently confesses, believing he killed the girl while stuck in a combat...
This novel is told in the dual perspective of Emily and Damon. Emily's father is on trial for murder after returning from the woods y their home with the body of a young. Everyone believe's Emily's father is guilty because he was a soldier and suffers from PTSD. Therefore, he does not remember anyth...
The Killing Game is my first book by this author and I thought it to be sort of a chaotic mess. In the end there is an important lesson to be learned but it was getting to the end that felt a little erratic. The book is in the two POV’s and both of the characters are a mess because of the death o...