A tourist driving through the village of Lynnwood would see a typical charming bucolic British village kind of like one would find while watching a Miss Marple mystery. People might even like to go mushrooming in the forest that oversees the homes…but I wouldn’t recommend it. Like Agatha Christie’s settings, this charming veneer overlays sinister goings on. Unlike Agatha Christie, what goes on in Lynnwood is more than a single family’s tribulations…instead the whole town is subject to the horrific goings on that are an inherent facet of the community.
Thomas Brown creates a fantastically chilling tale of multi-generational decline into depravity; some fight it, others don’t; some are prey, others hunters; some recognize what’s going on right away, others are slow on the uptake. Thoroughly enjoyable book.
Pub date June 17, 2013; ISBN 9781907230387