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The Vessel - Adam Nevill

Author: Adam Nevill

Started: October 10, 2023

Finished: October 11, 2023

Format: Digital

Genre: Horror

Jess McMahen is a single mom trying to raise her daughter and stay away from her abusive ex. She takes a job as a home health aide to a woman with dementia. She shows up daily to Nerthus House, a dark and gloomy home where her charge sits in a wheelchair all day…until she doesn't. Slowly things begin to happen that make Jess realize that her charge isn't bedridden at all.

This book wasn't what I expected at all. I thought this would be a far spookier story and that I would love it based on the hype around it. The first 3/4 of this book were slow and pretty boring but once I hit the last chapter or two, it picked up significantly. I'm still very unsure how I feel about this book. I will say it was a very long 173 pages but I wasn't expecting the story to end as it did so that was an interesting twist. If you want something different this would be a good choice.

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