Book Review: The Dead Path
After Nicholas Close's wife dies tragically, his entire world begins to unravel. His friends blame him for his wife's death and he blames himself. To make matters worse, he can see the dead everywhere. To escape his tragedy, he flees London and returns to he small town where he grew up. He returns to his mother's home. His mother believes Nicholas is cursed and fears his return. Death has followed him his entire life and she is more afraid of him than ever. After Nicholas's return, strange events remind him of the mysterious deaths of his childhood that were marked by dead birds with sticks where their heads should be. The story steadily unwinds from here, bringing the dead of the woods and death closer and closer with each breath.
The Dead Path is Stephen M. Irwin's debut novel and isn't a light read, but it is a beautiful read and for lovers of things dealing with ghosts and darkness it is definitely worth the time.