“This house will never stop taking what they have. She can smell its terminal illness, the constant need of the sickness in the mildewed plaster, in the dusty air currents she hears like wheezes, dragging the dead skin of ages from beneath the floorboards and into their lungs. And this is just the start. They’re not nurses, they’re undertakers.” - CUNNING FOLK by Adam Nevill
Maybe not the best thing to be reading as we embark on some home improvment projects on our nearly 150 year old house. 😬
Joking aside, this is an excellently creepy book. A solid follow up to THE REDENNING which was one of my favorite reads last year. Folk horror done extremely well.