Wednesday, August 11, 2021

When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen: Review


When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen

The premise of When the Reckoning Comes really grabbed my attention and I was happy to have the opportunity to receive a review copy. The story starts off with the backstory of Mira, Jesse, and Celine and how their unlikely friendship came together and fell apart as they got older; which is the jumping off point of the main plot. The Woodsman Plantation and the rumors of its haunting draws Mira and Jesse into an incident that changes their friendship and stays with Mira until her return home for Celine's wedding that is being held at the infamous plantation. In my opinion that should have been a deal breaker for Mira, but there is an explanation for why it wasn't. There are quite a few decisions and actions by Mira that I didn't understand throughout the story. She was slow to catch on to things and her reactions to some big disturbing occurrences she found herself in were confusing and sometimes frustrating. The voices of the enslaved people who were abused at Woodsman Plantation gave added creepiness and an ominous atmosphere to the story. Adding in the horrific history of the plantation and the people who owned and worked it as well as examples of current racism and injustices also helped with the oppressive eeriness of the story but even as a scaredy cat reader I didn't feel that this was full-on horror. When the Reckoning Comes put me in mind of When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, so if you enjoyed that one you may want to give this one a try.

***I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.***

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