Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Silver Shamrock Publishing
A 2.5 star read
Carrie is in her thirties, loves to go running with her friend and go thrifting on the weekends. She has made herself a cozy little home in an old house, and enjoys her life. That is until her body is possessed by ghosts. These ghosts want nothing but sex and food and don’t care an ounce about what is happening to Carrie herself.
After getting rid of the ghosts possessing her, she finds herself with no money, no friends and diseased with all sorts of STDs. The only person who is willing to help her, is one of the ghosts’ sex partners. Together they try to get Carrie’s life back.
Being a reviewer isn’t all about only reading books you love. Sometimes you will find some you even hate. I’m going to be honest here, I neither love nor hated The Body Will Follow. I’m really torn.
On one hand, I loved this fresh take on the old possession trope. It was refreshing seeing what happens to a person AFTER they are possessed. The effects it has on their lives and those around them. It’s a new concept to me in horror.
On the other hand, it wasn’t pleasant at all to read about how the ghosts took advantage of Carrie and how she was literally left with nothing. There is a lot of sex in this book, especially in the beginning, and it is pretty gross considering Carrie isn’t “there”. The way Carrie reacts to having STDs and her life being in shambles isn’t very believable either. I’m not saying I’m an expert on women (even if I am one) or on being possessed, but it is extremely out there.
A big thanks to Netgalley and Silver Shamrock Publishing for the review copy!