The Vessel: A Review
Kindle Edition, 173 pages
Published October 31st, 2022 by Ritual Limited
You know what's scary? Old houses and old people. Don't ask me why, but that combo just works. Mix in an overnight stay with your young daughter, who seems to be infatuated with your elderly client, and you got the perfect combo for a spooky read. Problems arise when said elderly wheelchair-bound client seems to be some sort of witch and starts roaming through her yard in the middle of the night.
The Vessel is one of the few books that managed to actually freak me out. The descriptions are on point, and the atmosphere is crafted masterfully. I enjoyed all the characters (even though some were assholes), and I even started to semi-care for their welfare (a fact that isn't always implied for me).
So yes, I really did enjoy this book, even though it felt a bit too short. Some mysteries never got fully explained, and I really wanted to learn more about the origins of a certain group of characters. A backstory that could have breathed a bit of extra life into this vessel.