Title: Stolen Tongues
Author: Felix Blackwell
A romantic cabin getaway doesn’t go exactly as planned. High up on the windswept cliffs of Pale Peak, Faye and Felix celebrate their new engagement. But soon, a chorus of ghastly noises erupts from the nearby woods: the screams of animals, the cries of children, and the mad babble of a hundred mournful voices. A dark figure looms near the windows in the dead of night, whispering to Faye. As the weather turns deadly, Felix discovers that his terrified fiancée isn’t just mumbling in her sleep – she’s whispering back.
Originally a contest-winning story on reddit.com’s horror community NoSleep, Stolen Tongues has received widespread acclaim and has been optioned for film.
You know those books that stay with you long after you finish them? That’s this book.
I went in blind, without reading the summary, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. When it turned out to be about a creature from Native American mythology, I was pleasantly surprised. The idea of a creature who can lure a person to their doom in their dreams caught my interest, especially since I suffer from night terrors too.
The characters, Felix and Faye, were an intriguing duo, Faye especially. Unraveling the mystery of the secret she kept, the very one that kept the Imposter interested, was such an edge of your seat experience. There were several times that the story seemed to wrap up, and I thought the beast was defeated at last only to find out that wasn’t the case. I love when a story can keep me guessing right up until the end.
Stolen tongues is a fantastic read for those looking for something a little different and plenty of creepy. Just make sure to read this with the lights on!