Review: The boy in the cemetery by Sebastian Gregory

untitled (27)The boy in the cemetery by Sebastian Gregory

This is the story of a girl who lived but was not alive…

Carrie Anne is desperately unhappy. Tangled in a web of abuse, she seeks solace in the cemetery that backs onto her garden. But something creeps between the gravestones. Carrie Anne is not alone…

…and a boy who was dead, but could not die.

‘The cemetery is home to a boy. He has guarded these forgotten bones since meeting a gruesome end two hundred years ago. Neither dead nor alive, he has been watching for a long time. And now, he finally has the visitor he’s been waiting for…”

 

The boy in the cemetery is a very Burton-esque horror story. It is hard to pin down as one genre because there is a horror/supernatural aspect to it, but at it’s core there is the friendship between Carrie Anne and “The boy”- together they enact retribution in a very unique style.  Often uncomfortable because of themes of neglect, abuse, loneliness and revenge- Sebastian Gregory pulls it off with great style. It is a creepy novella, where everyone somehow, gets what they deserve.

Sebastian Gregory  has one hell of an imagination and his other novels are just as twisted- which makes them all ghoulishly delicious.  The boy in the cemetery is a must read for it’s innovative plot and spine tingling delivery.

 

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