With a deeply complex plot of numerous twists and turns, full of mystery and suspense, The Killing Woods is written in varying points of view. It drops and picks up threads and leaves false trails for the reader to follow. It shows how easily things can go horribly wrong simply by chance.
Interesting characters play shaded roles in a story that backgrounds the emotional scars that dig deep into a soldier’s psyche, how they cope or don’t, and the impact on their families. I found the plot a little dense and feared an unsatisfactory or abrupt conclusion but was surprised at how well it was tied up.
Title: The Killing Woods
Author: Lucy Christopher
Publisher: Scholastic, $17.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2013
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult