When Jack and Jimmy Doe left New Orleans to live with a new guardian in Opossum Trot, Mississippi, the brothers thought they would finally live out a normal childhood—at least by their standards. They expected unfair fights with schoolyard bullies, hard work with ornery neighbors, and an endless supply of terrible though well-intended cookies.
But one Halloween night, Jimmy convinces his older brother Jack to break through the chains and locks on a wooden shed behind the town mortuary. By the time Jack rubs the blinding light from his eyes, Jimmy is already gone, stolen away by a pale hand with sharp, yellow nails. While Jimmy struggles against his ravenous captor, Jack can only give chase into a strange world—taking every risk necessary to find his lost brother before time runs out.
Because once spirits in the Hinderwood forget their purpose, they fade… or they feed.
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"The author's ability to produce both endearing characters and horrifying characters is hardly rivaled. From start to finish, the satisfying pacing propels you forward into an emotional, harrowing tale that first chases you into hiding before wrapping you in a warm blanket. Nickens is an expert at using narrative to teach empathy and self-compassion, and if you enjoy authors who set all their stories in a collection of interconnected worlds, then The Hinderwood and its surrounding series are made for you!" (See full review here)
-Julie Elise Landry Author of "Bless the Skies"