epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Book Review: Still Life

Still Life by Sheri S. Tepper

Sarah Chenowith lies a happy if uneventful life. She lives with her mother on their sprawling farmland, she's attending college and has an unrequited crush on the man next door. Then one day a woman named Madelaine shows up to do a portrait of their neighbour's house. Soon Madelaine has moved in with their neighbours and then the first accident takes place.

Sarah is appalled at the destruction of the family and becomes convinced that Madelaine is a witch. Now she has to ask her Hopi relatives to help her protect what is left of the family.

This is a nicely chilling tale of dark magic, mystery and terror. Through the twist ending becomes apparent early on, this is still a wonderfully creepy tale. This was very good.
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