Title: Silent Woods
Author: Ofelia Gränd
Published: February 21, 2015
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Anders has convinced his husband David to take their two children on a camping trip in the woods. David isn’t exactly excited about it, but it sounds like fun for the kids, so he’s happy to go along with it. But once they get out there, things seem a bit off for reasons he can’t quite figure out. And when their five-year-old son, Axel, disappears near the water, they find themselves facing a creature of legend much scarier than they could have imagined.
I’ve marked this in the m/m romance genre since that’s sort of where it fits, though the focus of the plot is more of a paranormal, modern fantasy story. Anders and David’s relationship is certainly a major part of things, but what happens with Axel is sort of the crux. The set up moves a bit slowly–though it does provide for some healthy exposition–but once it gets to the point where Axel wanders off on his own, things move quickly and there’s a good sense of urgency to most of the rest of the story.
Definitely one I would say is worth a read if the elements of the story are ones you personally enjoy. I will say I look forward to picking up more from this author.