There is something about a book that grabs you and does not let you go until the end. There is no stopping until you finish every last page. The story seeps into your pores and becomes a part of you. The writing is so beautiful that you can see it in your head like smoke tendrils from a fire. That is what Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester does.
Summary: A dark and devilish book of short psychological horror stories.
What I liked: Everything. I liked everything in this book. DeMeester’s writing is beautiful almost to the point of being poetic at times. The psychological horror was perfect, that small itching of fear that you get reading gothic horror. The stories were dark and many were chilling without being gory and over the top. But at the same time they were beautiful. One of the stories reminded me of reading The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and feeling the same chill.
What I didn’t like: There isn’t anything that I didn’t like about Everything That’s Underneath.
Star Rating: 5
My thoughts: Wow. Unsettling and I love it. I like when authors can take scenarios and make them creepy and unsettling without up in your face gore. Everything That’s Underneath feels like a group of dreams strung together.