Book Review: One By One

The Easton family has just moved into their new fixer-upper, a beautiful old house that they bought at a steal, and Alice, the youngest of the family, is excited to explore the strange, new place. Her excitement turns to growing dread as she discovers a picture hidden under the old wallpaper, a child’s drawing of a family just like hers. 
Soon after, members of the family begin to disappear, each victim marked on the child’s drawing with a dark black X. It’s up to her to unlock the grim mystery of the house before she becomes the next victim. 

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Holy creepy read! This was such a dark story. I loved and the horror aspect of One by One. It began super slow, but picked up and got really dark.. Really quickly. One of the things I found most interesting about this book is that it is written from the perspective of a 10 year old girl who really has no grasp on what exactly is happening around her. I will admit, I had a hard time believing that it was really a 10 year olds mind that we were set in.

I wouldn’t call this a page turner, but it definitely kept me entertained. It was very cliche, it had a very ‘Amityville’ feel to it. A normal family moving away into a creepy house with a dark past but I am a sucker for haunted house stories, so of course I jumped right in this one too. 

Despite not believing we were inside the mind of a child, I did really enjoy Gillespie’s writing style It was super descriptive without giving away any of the plot. 

This was a solid horror/thriller and absolutely a must read for your 2019 spooky season!
One By One releases September 26th 2019, Make sure you pick up a copy!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Thank you kindly for the chance to review this book! 
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley

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