Release Date-April 25th 2017
Publisher-Thomas & Mercer
Genre-Mystery & Thriller
Kindle Edition-284 pages
“A creeping, pitch-black window into a suburban America like nothing you’ve ever read….You know something is deeply wrong with this neighborhood, and yet nothing will prepare you for the mind-melting final pages.” —Blake Crouch, international bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines Series
With its manicured lawns, pastel houses, and quiet, tree-lined streets, Willow Ridge seems to be the perfect place for Megan and Tyler Stokes to start a new chapter in their lives together. But soon after settling in, Megan begins to notice cracks in the neighborhood’s bright suburban facade—cracks that reveal a darker secret hidden just beneath the surface.
After an angry encounter with a neighbor takes a horrifying turn, Megan’s waking nightmare truly begins—growing ever more chilling and bizarre with each shocking twist. Suddenly forced to question everything around her, Megan finds herself trapped between the specter of madness and the shadow of something far worse. Her only hope is to expose the community’s pretty lies and discover the truth about what is really going on in Willow Ridge—a truth so devastating that her life will never be the same
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Ridge By John Rector was an enthralling page turner. From the moment I embarked on the surreal neighbourhood of Willow Ridge, it was as If I had been transported into a perplexing mystifying alternate reality.
This is one of those stories that keeps you riveted to the bitter finale, a rollercoaster that you have to ride to the very end, without stops or pauses for breath.
To summarise Megan and Tyler Stokes have moved to the perfectly sublime almost Stepford-like community of Willow Ridge from Chicago with Tyler’s job at the institute.
Almost from the start, Megan feels like something is off with this picturesque poster perfect lifestyle.
There’s a problem though, Tyler thinks she is having some sort of breakdown,
cue Megan doing all she can to investigate and get to the bottom of the strange occurrences and odd residents inhabiting Willow Ridge.
I really liked Megan as a character, but I felt Tyler was by far a more distant individual, I don’t think we really get to know him and he was a bit one-dimensional in his actions. I really would have liked to see more interaction between husband and wife as I felt the affection in their relationship didn’t transfer onto the page.
The secondary characters were great but again would have liked to see more emotion attached to their actions.
Luckily Megan and her single-minded personality pushed the mystery forward and made this such a riveting read that I really enjoyed. I especially loved the shocking Twist at the end, bravo brilliantly executed.Give The Ridge a try I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
I received a free E-Copy of The Ridge from Netgalley and this is my own honest opinion.