Book – Suicide Forest
Author – Jeremy Bates
Publication Date – December 14, 2014
Genre – Horror/Suspense
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by author for Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review.
Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan...and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods.
When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing neighboring Mt. Fuji, they decide to spend the night camping in Aokigahara. But they get more than they bargained for when one of them is found hanged in the morning—and they realize there might be some truth to the legends after all.
My Thoughts - Story
I have to share with you that this book had the most interesting twist that totally caught me off guard. I was reading this and having flashbacks of Blair Witch Project.
This book was unique with not only the setting and the premise but just about everything else in this story. Throughout the book, I kept wondering – What the hell is going on? How the hell does this all tie in? and most importantly Who is going to survive?
Yes, the beginning was a bit slow…and to tell the truth, I did skim over parts when the characters would digress to their past, but overall this was such an enjoyable read.
Final thoughts…if it rains when you want to climb Mt. Fuji….DON’T CAMP OUT - GO BACK TO YOUR HOTEL!
I think the Synopsis summarizes this book perfectly and I really can’t do it any more justice.
Just add in a jealous boyfriend, a jealous girlfriend, a cocky ass, and OMG…my FAVORITE character from Japan ---- close deaths and some thoughts of suicide from the past and you have the story to a tee!
If you liked Blair Witch Project and Hills Have Eyes…this is a perfect book for you!!
Reason for Reading – Blog Tour
Story – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Steam – N/A out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 3.75 out of 5 Stars
Told In – Ethan’s POV
Hero/Personality – Ethan – is annoying at times with his jealousy and denial but overall likeable
HEA (Spoiler) - [spoiler]I really don’t know[/spoiler]
Would Read More from Author? Maybe
Recommend To – anyone who loves a great suspense/horror