Within These Walls - Ania Ahlborn

Lucas Graham, a troubled writer with a mid-life crisis, gets a once in a lifetime opportunity, Interview the cult leader that hasn't spoken for 30 years about the crimes he committed. Lucas travels around the county with his teenage daughter to hear 'the real story' and write the book that will make him famous.


The book follows two story lines. First, there is the one set in the present, with Lucas and his daughter trying to figure out what happened. This one was the least interesting and wasn't that original. Near the end if got a bit inconsistent and harder to follow, also with some paranormal factors.


It's the second storyline, set in 1983, about the time leading up to all that deaths that's really interesting. There really was a creepy undertone in the story (but then again, cults always freak me out).


An interesting read, definitely, although not perfect. I would read Ania Ahlborn's next novel.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!