Thu, 22 November 2012
This sequel to “A twisted ladder” is just as good as the first novel.
The reader gets reacquainted with Madeleine LeBlanc, with Zenon, with Chloe and the Briar. This time, the novel does not play between psychological abilities and madness, letting the reader wonder how the main characters can do what they shouldn’t be able to do. Rather, it focuses on the briar itself, its intricacies, its depth and the creatures that inhabit it. We meet Maddie’s family and, like in the first novel, the story oscillates between New Orleans of the past, and Louisiana in the present, until both intersect and clash, leaving the reader wanting for more and hoping a third novel will answer all the remaining questions.
A great read, full of mystery, dark and misty, perfect for a good Halloween scare, woodoo-style!