I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
I don't spook easily-- not at all. Fingers in the Mist created an eerie atmosphere that pervaded the entire story. The town, the legend, the characters-- everything was downright creepy. Mr. Hutchison has a way with invoking the imagination in the reader drawing them into this spooky tale while building the suspense to a fever pitch. This story will make readers jump at little noises, and if you scare easily, do not read it at night.
My heart went out to Caitlyn from the beginning. After losing her mother to a violent murder, she moved to a small Idaho town to live with her father and her uber-judgmental stepmother. Her first night there was marked by mystery and utter oddness. The little chant her stepbrother Mitch shared about the Redeemers was unbelievable. To hear a child recite such an awful thing like it's second nature... so creepy.
As I stated before, I loved the overall atmosphere in this novel. The townsfolk were bizarre, so accepting of the Redeemers legend-- it added to the suspense and made me wonder about their sanity. The characters were all well-developed and interesting in their own rights. I especially liked Chastity and Mitch. So much suspense! From beginning to end, there was never a dull moment.
Strong characters and a pervasive creepy atmosphere make Fingers in the Mist a must-read for fans of YA thriller and horror.