Paperback, 108 pages
Published September 2nd 2019 by Independently Published
A 5 star read
Natalie is an 11 year old girl, who has been exhibiting really strange behavior, especially at night. She roams the house and makes frequent trips to the fridge- for raw meat. Her mother, Heather, seeks the help of Margaret Willow, an expert in the supernatural, and together they try to figure out what is wrong with the little girl.
Natalie keeps getting weaker, and remains comatose during the daytime. Heather has an awful suspicion that her late father might be to blame for the condition.
Next to haunted houses, possession stories might be one of my favorite tropes in horror literature. I’ve read a lot of them, but never one quite like Hailey Piper’s novella The Possession of Natalie Glasgow. I was blown away at the originality. I’m not sure if it has ever been done this way.
The writing was excellent, and the author wrote a solid story in 99 short pages. It left no questions in the end, which is something I really appreciate. I don’t want to give any of the story away, but I have to say the ending left me a bit teary eyed. It was downright beautiful. Great novella all around.