If you like good old fashioned horror like that of Stephen King, if you loved Stand By Me, If you religiously watched Stranger Things, then The Sacrifice Box is your next must read.
During one idyllic summer a group of kids share an intense friendship and when one of them finds an old stone box in the forest and suggests that they each sacrifice something to the box, something that marks how special their friendship is, it seems like the perfect end to the school holidays.
Four years later, the group has drifted apart, gone back to their usual friend groups or cliques. A comet is due to fly over the island where they live and things start to go very, very wrong for the kids, and for everyone connected to them.
The Sacrifice Box is not a psychological horror. The visceral evil starts early and builds swiftly to a high level of terror which never diminishes. The final few chapters are as horrific as any you’ll read this year. Don’t let the fact that these are children put you off. There are few adults who would not be disturbed by the events in this book.
I read this book over a couple of days. Believe me, you won’t want to put it down.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.