Black Sheep

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Vesper’s always been the Black Sheep of her family. She grew up in a cult and was told that if she ever left, she could never come back. She accepted that fact when she left home at eighteen, never expecting to hear from her family again. Six years later, an invitation shows up on her doorstep to the wedding of her cousin, inviting her back to the farm she grew up on. Vesper is torn between wanting to forget her past and missing her cousin.

When she returns, Vesper will discover her past was so much more frightening than she remembered and things are only going to get worse. She’ll have to decide who she truly is if she wants to leave home alive.

This is a coming-of-age story with a family that is the absolute worst. It wasn’t horrifying, just really dark. I enjoyed the author’s portrayals of the cult members. They are not at all what you would expect in that particular cult, except for Vesper’s mother. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the book overall. I liked Vesper’s attitude the most and her ability to decide for herself, but the story wasn’t what I was expecting.

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Author Rachel Harrison
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Publish Date 19-Sep-2023
ISBN 9780593545850
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Issue November 2023
Category Horror