Review: Don't Breathe a Word

Why I picked it: Doesn't the cover grab you? Those eyes!  I discovered this book a few months ago and was thrilled to see it was available on Net Galley.  I might be late to the party but this was my first try with NetGalley (love this site) - I haven't used my Nook much since buying it last summer but hope to change this going forward.

Synopsis: On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.

Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.

Type: Fiction
Quick Take: Have you seen the movie Stand by Me?  I was reminded of this movie while reading the book.  A story filled with secrets, this novel moves back and forth from current day to fifteen years ago and is told in a few different voices.  Phoebe, Sam and Lisa were believable characters, which was important to me. I struggle with fairies and make believe but found that I was curious to know who was the King of the Fairies. 

As with many books, the ending lacked a little but this is a great summer read with just enough 'creep factor' for my taste.

Rating: 3/5 stars
Source: Review Copy (Net Galley)