Another weird, page turning novel from Rachel Harrison. Her books, while usually labeled horror tend to be campier in nature than truly scary. Black Sheep which follows Vesper as she tries and fails to distance herself from her family and their eccentric religious group. After trying to make it on her own, she gets an invite back home to attend the wedding of her previous best friend. Once back home though, Vesper finds that not only has her strained relationship with her mother stayed unchanged but the other church members seem to be waiting for her return. As Vesper figures out what she’s missed, old family secrets are about to be uncovered. Will Vesper decide to stay home or will she attempt to leave again.
This book is not for everyone but if you enjoy a mixture of dark humor and horror, or enjoy Grady Hendrix style writing, than this is for you. Harrison has such a unique way of writing that truly transports the reader entirely. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I wouldn’t recommend this story to anyone who is uncomfortable with overly religious cults.
Overall, this was a fast read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Black Sheep is out now. Huge thank you to Berkley for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my Instagram @speakingof.books.