Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory

Wakening the Crow - Stephen Gregory

This was an eARC from NetGalley.

A masterpiece of dark fiction that weaves psychological horror with hints of the supernatural in a tale of a flawed family, fractured by tragedy, only to have their lives and sanity shattered by the presence of a carrion crow.

Just a crow. Simply that, and nothing more.

Or is it? There lies the rub.

Gregory invokes the unquiet ghost of Poe, in the figure of a small boy whose shadow looms large, yet deftly manages to surpass the power of Edgar's darkest imaginings in this fine example of literary horror.

Highly recommended.