T/W NON CONSENSUAL SEX.
First of all, thank you to NetGalley and Silver Shamrock Publishing for the advanced reader copy of this book. Publish date: 14.9.2020.
Good morning friends, I’m here again with another ARC review for you to read! I actually requested this in December 2020 so after it’s publish date hence why I didn’t review it until now as I was already late to the party.
The Body Will Follow by Rob E Boley.
Overall rating – 2 out of 5 stars.
On the whole, this book didn’t really hit the mark for me. Individual parts of it were really good and I loved them, other parts just left a bit of a funny taste in my mouth.
To start off our story we meet Carrie, who is possessed by something she calls Wishes. At this point we have no idea how this possession came about and were thrown in at the deep end as she picks herself up after the Wishes forced her to have sexual relations that she cannot remember.
At this point, I really struggled with what the plot was… There felt like there wasn’t one.
I also had issues with a lot in this story… This guy just let her in his house after they had sex that she can’t remember giving consent for, she had sex with minors, who videoed it and shared it online! There are zero consequences for any of this and we were just expected to accept that this was all OK.
The Body Will Follow was quite a short story in page length, but it was so hard to read, I kept having to take a break and come back to it.
However, I will say that when the author wrote about the ghosts, the possessions and the corpse, it was written really well and piqued my interest. These parts were what a proper ghost/horror story should be about!
I was also really disappointed with the ending and the explanation that we got, it felt a bit rubbish and left me feeling unfulfilled.
Overall, I feel this book missed the mark a little bit. It could have done with less non consensual activities and more ghostly and horror aspects, as these were the best parts.
Let me know if you’ve read The Body Will Follow and what you thought!
Until next time, Em xxx