Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This is quite the unusual story. Although I like the story line, I did feel like in some places, the story rambled on leading me to lose interest but then a few more pages and I was back into the story!
Maisie Cothay has never been allowed to touch anything, humans included. She was born with the power to kill or resurrect almost anything with just the slightest touch. In trying to keep her safe, her family sequesters her in the family’s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest.
Her father, an anthropologist sees her more as an experiment that a daughter. He also strictly warns that she is never to go venturing into the woods behind their home. Locals have told stories of people disappearing within and then coming back out with bizarre stories. What Maisie’s father doesn’t tell her is that for hundreds of years, her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, although none of them ever returned – for Maisie is descended from a long line of cursed women…..
Then one day Maisie disappears and returns several days later as if nothing has happened. While gone, her father goes into the woods in search of his daughter. Maisie must venture beyond the walls of all she has ever known and into the forbidden woods as she slowly uncovers the truth.