Friday, September 02, 2016
Daughters Unto Devils, by Amy Lukavics
But all is not well. The interior of the house is covered in blood and it is obvious that something truly horrible happened there. Their neighbors are cagey in their explanations. Soon, strange things start to occur. Amanda hears voices and sees ghosts. Soon, the madness and horrors spread to other members of the family.
It's a curious combination of historical fiction and horror (one reviewer called it "Stephen King writing Little House on the Prairie"). I was more drawn to the former more than the latter, and I wonder what talents Lukavics might have in writing a novel about life on the prairie. She has fine details and enjoys expounding on them. The horror elements were more cursory and less developed and the ending seemed rushed and sketchy.