CHILDREN OF CHICAGO is a delicious blend of police procedural, fairy tale, and psychological horror story.
I listened to this book on audio, joining the Horror Aficionados group read, where the author was nice enough to join us and answer any questions we had. (This is a lovely feature we have every month, you should join us!).
The tale itself was intricately woven, hiding its secrets deep and only letting them trickle out a little a time. I felt for some of the characters right off, and in certain examples, my feelings towards them in the end were completely different. I love when that happens! To me that shows the author has a deft hand in manipulating my feelings-the hallmark of a great story-teller.
I loved this story with all of its twists and turns, but what I did not like was the narrator. Of course, narrators are a highly personal thing and you may love her. If my reading schedule had been a bit lighter, I would have switched from the audio to the written version. However, the story was so compelling I stuck with it and I’m glad I did.
I think Cynthia Pelayo is an author to watch, mark my words.
*I bought this audio from Audible with my hard earned cash.*