by Christopher Buehlman
A few years ago, I requested a book for my dad that was written by an investigator who had researched missing person cases from national and state parks around the country. It’s a very straightforward “just the facts, Ma’am” account of many recorded missing persons. While the supernatural element is visible in many of the stories, he never states that is the case. Cases like toddlers and young children who are reported missing, only to be found, days later, miles away, barefooted with not a scratch on them. Yet to get from Point A to Point B they would’ve needed to cross rugged terrain. How is this possible?
That is what kept crossing my mind as I read, Those Across the River. Essentially, it’s a how-to guide on why one should always use caution when entering a foreign territory, such as the forest. After having read parts of Missing 411, I was a little cautious whenever I went hiking. Now, after reading Those Across the River, I will most certainly never enter the woods again alone. Though it took me a few days to get into this story, once things start happening – and shit gets real, real fast – the tension never lets up and I stayed up until 2am to finish reading the night of the full moon. I also may or may not have been a little terrified to walk back down the darkened hall to my room, but I’m sure that was just full moon jitters . . . Continue reading “Book Reviews: November 2017”