Book & Author details:
The Crow Box by Nikki Rae
Publication date: January 14th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Suspense
The small wooden box is dirty, the size of a human fist, and sealed with wax. When Corbin takes it upon herself to clean it and break the seal, a voice she has tried to ignore gathers strength. Shadows play on the walls at night, and with a family history of mental illness, Corbin fears the worst. But the voice tells her it is real. That its name is Six and it will prove it in time.
Drawn to this mysterious entity, Corbin isn’t sure what to believe and the line between reality and her imagination blurs more every day.
Some doors should not be opened; can this one be closed?
This is another cleverly written book from Nikki Rae. She writes in a style which is uniquely hers – and kept me perpetually off balance throughout the entire story. At no point through the telling of the tale, until the conclusion, was I ever sure whether this was a modern horror story, or an astutely observed documenting of Corbin’s descent into mental illness. And that uncertainty helps the reader to empathise with Corbin through a very trying period of time.
Most definitely an intriguing start to the series.
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.