The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones

When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods.

When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?

Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.

Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.

From Hugo Award–winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher.

Title:The Twisted Ones
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534429574
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  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HORROR 2019! what will happen?i don’t usually dig folk horror—i find it too understated; too quaint and stylized to be entertaining, let alone s...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    I am NOT generally a fan of horror novels, but I am a fan of T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon), and that was enough to convince me to give this a try. And it is seriously creepy! If I were more of a h...

  • Fran

    In the backwoods of North Carolina stood the house of Melissa's estranged dead grandmother. Melissa aka Mouse, with her Redbone Coonhound "Bongo" in tow, arrived in her pick-up truck to clean out the ...

  • Racheal

    In my mind I roughly categorize supernatural horror into two main groups: Babadook-style horror and Cabin in the Woods-style horror.Babadook-style horror is the kind that starts out right off the bat ...

  • Allison Hurd

    I'm all riled up so though I should be sleeping, here is instead a review. This book is like being handed the script for "I Am Legend" and turning it into "Zombieland." It is based on horror, but it's...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    This was scary and funny and if I hear something tapping on my window at night I will freak out....

  • Fiona

    What a way to kick off Spooky Month - The Twisted Ones had me watching over my shoulder when I was reading it at home alone, and I loved every minute.T. Kingfisher - or Ursula Vernon, if that's how yo...

  • Sheila

    4 spooky stars. I really enjoyed this one!Then I made faces like the faces on the rocks, and I twisted myself about like the twisted ones, and I lay down flat on the ground like the dead ones...This i...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/10/15/...The Twisted Ones was a fun novel featuring the perfect blend of humor and horror, with the first element provided mainly in ...

  • Juli

    Melissa travels to Pondsboro, NC to clear out her grandmother's house after her death. Her relationship with her grandmother was complicated. The woman was mean, difficult and just....off. Turns out s...