Blog Tour: Wicked Little Deeds

Today, I’m really excited to be reviewing the thrilling Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis. Thank you so much to Penguin and The Write Reads for allowing me to be a part of the blog tour.

From its creepy town mascot to the story of its cursed waterfall, Burden Falls is a small town dripping with superstition. Ava Thorn knows this well – since the horrific accident she witnessed a year ago, she’s been plagued by nightmares.

But when her school nemesis is brutally murdered and Ava is the primary suspect, she starts to wonder if the legends surrounding the town are more fact than fiction.

Whatever secrets Burden Falls is hiding, there’s a killer on the loose, and they have a vendetta against the Thorns…

TW: death, parental death, car accident, blood, gore, drugging, hallucinations, murder, fire

Goodreads | Waterstones

My Thoughts:

Wicked Little Deeds is the type of book that casts a shadow over you as you become entranced by its darkly compelling pages. Reading it feels like the foreboding dark clouds rolling over the sky with its intense atmosphere. 

I adore an atmospheric read and once again Ellis has created such a fascinating and intense atmosphere that you can’t help but get drawn into. Right from the start, there’s this ominous sense that infuses every page and keeps your guard up. The claustrophobic setting of the small town mired in dark secrets and troubled history really helps add to this sinister feeling. Burden Falls is a town you wouldn’t want to get stuck in, with death and misery seemingly round every corner.

 That kind of entrenched feeling of the walls closing in you in a small town is conveyed brilliantly and amplifies the tensions between families and friends. Underneath it all, there’s this blood-soaked family feud with the ‘cursed’ family vs the family that seemingly has it all. The way the origins of this feud emerge are fascinating to uncover, as well as their chilling present day reflections. 

The whole way through I was questioning whether the events are supernatural or something else. That kind of trickery and way that Ellis plays with your mind is executed perfectly. The urban legend underscoring this tale of murder and deceit is genuinely unsettling. Ellis walks that razor thin line between reality and the supernatural brilliantly. It allows you to see things in the shadows and conveys the overall theme of manipulation in a strong and visually striking manner. 

Yet again, Ellis has crafted an extremely tantalising mystery. This is such a pacy read, packed with really good twists and turns. I love a mystery that keeps me on my toes and Ellis definitely delivered that. Also, I love the way she blends elements of both the horror and thriller genres, distilling their essences to create a twisted new tale that will keep you racing through its pages. 

Wicked Little Deeds thrives on its ambiguous touches, strong atmosphere and compelling mystery that will send shivers down your spine. 

Thank you again to Penguin and The Write Reads for including me and please make sure that you check out the rest of the incredible blog tour posts.

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