For nine-year-old Wendy, the summer of 1969 will never be forgotten.
Local kids have always told stories about the eerie wood on the outskirts of the village, and Wendy knows for sure that some of them are true. Now the school holidays have started and she’s going to the wood again with Anna and Sam, but they soon become convinced that someone is trying to frighten them off.
When a terrible event rocks the coastal community, the young friends can’t help thinking there must be a connection between the incident, the tales they’ve heard, and the strange happenings they’ve begun to witness.
As glimpses of a darker world threaten their carefree existence, they feel compelled to search out the underlying truth.
The Five Things by Beth Merwood is an intriguing historical mystery. I love the descriptive writing. It kept me in the story.
Wendy is a nine-year-old who is braver than most adults. She’s intelligent and curious and she made this story. The rest of the characters were fully fleshed out as well, which made this a strong read.
Twists and turns kept.me on the edge of my seat. The pacing is excellent and built the suspense as I read.
This is an excellent thriller. I recommend giving it read.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Beth Merwood is from the south of England. The Five Things is her debut novel.
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