YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE, YOUR CHILDREN ALL GONE
By Stefan Kiesbye
Kiesbye’s supernatural novel speaks straight to our innermost fears. In Hemmersmoor, some children grow up and never leave while others leave by fates worse than death. Christian, Linde, Anke and Martin, four of Hemmersmoor’s children, tell a tale of a village wrought with ghosts and evil. There are dark and sinister secrets and enigmas that neither the old nor the young dare speak of.
The children were sentinels of this town’s secrets, until Kiesbye reveals all. Children are killed, beaten by their own parents and raped while adults act on jealousy, love, hatred and rage.
It’s not best to read this creepy book at night while alone. Keep the lights on and someone nearby. It’s a dark book and not one I recommend to young adults.
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of "One Major Mistake"