Such is the premise of G.B. Lindsey’s One Door Closes: the first book in the Secrets of Neverwoodtrilogy. Each book is written by a different author, and the three may be read together or as stand-alones. The entire trilogy is due for publication in just a few days. And you really shouldn’t miss it.
One Door Closes is brilliant. Spooky, delicious, and full of shiver-inducing thrills. I could not put it down (or sleep) until I reached the last page. It’s rare to find a book in this genre with such a tightly-woven and suspenseful pace. The atmosphere of Neverwood puts one in the perfect mindset for ghosts–perhaps the result of the author’s professed love of horror–but make no mistake. This is a story that revolves, first and last, around love. And the author’s sense of timing and tension are put fully in service to it.
Calvin and Will are not the only characters whose fates are on the line, here. Neverwood seems to be a crucible for everyone who crosses the threshold. Devon, the mysterious older foster-brother who disappears at the most inconvenient times. Danny, the younger sibling who will turn on anyone who threatens to change the house they share–even if the change is needed.
Throw in a villain who is truly worthy of the title (God, he sets my teeth on edge!) and you have the final, perfectstrand in this complex web.
This story is not to be paired with just any wine. Although this book is coming out hard on the heels of the summer solstice, it has me reaching for a blanket and a glass of something that tastes like autumn. Chaddsford Winery’s spiced apple wine is exactly what I crave. Put a stick of cinnamon or a slice of orange on the lips of your cup and snuggle into your covers as you treat yourself to One Door Closes.
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