The Forest
Michaelbrent Collings
Occult Suspense

Three kids went in.
Now, twenty years later, the two survivors are going back…

For Tricia and Alex, the idea is simple: find and rescue their friend, Sam, from his insane mother.

But when they enter the forest, they discover that their idea is anything but simple. Because this forest isn’t like any other.

Twenty years later, Tricia and Alex remember nothing of what happened that day they lost their friend. They know only that three kids went in, but only two came out.

To encounter fear itself.

The forest, as Alex and Tricia will discover, is a place where madness reigns. A place where a simple path becomes an ordeal. A place where the past comes to life, and the future is anything but certain.

Because the dead don’t stay dead… in The Forest.

Uncaged Review: If you are easily frightened (I’m not), then I wouldn’t recommend reading this at night right before you go to sleep. Even though I’m not easily scared, this book made me jump a few times, this would be a great film – it has all the trappings of a good thriller like Bird Box or A Quiet Place. A long time ago, 3 friends went into the forest, but only 2 came out. Sam never returned and now, twenty years later, Alex and Tricia are determined to go back and find Sam. They have no memories of what happened all those years ago, and it will be an uphill battle for them to come out of this in one piece and with their mind intact.

This is one of those books that I will come back to and read again. There is so much going on, and there were parts that I hurried through to see what would happen, and I’m sure I missed things. There was a bit of being a bit over muddled, but it’s worth a read, and maybe even a second read.

4 Stars