This one is fucking grim.
No, seriously, if you haven’t read this before you have to know going in that this is widely considered one of the most fucked-up and disturbing novels ever written in the horror genre.
Ketchum made a career straddling the line between true-crime and horror. Many of his stories and novels were loosely based on real-life occurrences. This book was based on the murder of Sylvia Likens (the real-life case if much worse than what the book depicts).
This novel is only for the fans of the extremely fucked-up shit. Seriously. If you think an Eli Roth movie or an entree in the SAW series is hardcore, you are NOT ready for this book.
This is as dark as it gets and I love it.
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