The short page count is perfect for this book—it gets right into the action and doesn't relent. I found the beginning of the story fairly obvious and falling into well-worn story patterns (pregnant girl, abusive guy), so for me, it worked that it moved along quickly and didn't spend too much time digging into cliche.
Where this book really excels is the action in the middle. A woman is alone and enormously pregnant, trapped in a snow storm in a car, and there's something in the woods, watching her. I ripped through those pages, needing to see where the story was going to go. Even if it was a bit over the top, I think it worked, and it definitely kept me glued to the page.
The last third was where this book fell apart for me. It seemed like the rest of the book followed a much simpler and more interesting plot line, and toward the end the plot split and tried to introduce more twists and new elements that, instead of adding surprise and interest, just made the story feel like an overdone soap opera. It didn't work for me. Simple can be better, especially with a slim page count.
My thanks to the author for sending the Night Worms this book to read and review.
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