Monday, March 31, 2014

Wildwood Creek

Wildwood Creek
Lisa Wingate

Allie's late father was a movie director. Allie's goal is to follow in his footsteps in some capacity. So when her roommate convinces her to get a job working on set of a reality show, she agrees. The reality show will be based on the true story of an entire town that vanished without a trace. The contestants will be playing the part of the people who disappeared so long ago. But strange noises and mysterious circumstances are keeping Allie on edge. She arrives at the remote set location with all of her plans upset. She has now become one of the contestants instead of a production assistant.

The story is told in two parts. The modern day tale is about Allie as she struggles with the changes, learns how to live without modern conveniences, and tries to figure out the olden-day mystery. The second part of the story is about Bonnie Rose, one of the women who disappeared from the town.

I'm unsure how to articulate how I feel about the plot or characters. The entire time I was reading I kept thinking how strange the story felt to me. The part about Bonnie Rose was interesting, but I kept wishing for more information. The modern day story was a bit more confusing and lacked character development for me. The relationships between the characters felt at times forced and rushed. The story was good, but lacked quite a bit to make it great. I didn't realize until after I'd finished the book that this book is part of a series. Perhaps if I'd read the other books I might have enjoyed it more.

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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