YOUth Review: A Season of Whispers by Jackson Kuhl

The book I read is called A Season of Whispers by Jackson Kuhl. At the heart of the narrative is William Seabrook, a minister who returns to the Massachusetts Bay Colony after an extended stay in England. His homecoming coincides with a disturbing transformation in his hometown, where paranoia and religious hysteria are spreading like wildfire. The townspeople are in the throes of a collective obsession with witchcraft, and accusations of witchery have become an alarming daily occurrence. Seabrook, a man of reason and conviction, finds himself thrust into the epicenter of this tumultuous environment. As he grapples with the implications of these accusations and the rapidly growing fear of the supernatural, he is entrusted with the grave task of investigating and discerning the truth behind these claims of witchcraft.

This investigation unveils a world where the boundaries between reality and the supernatural become increasingly blurred, and where the stakes are higher than Seabrook could ever have imagined. The novel's narrative takes a compelling turn as Seabrook delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the accused. He discovers that many of these accusations are not merely fueled by genuine belief but are often motivated by personal vendettas, hidden agendas, and the manipulation of public sentiment. As he grapples with this complex web of deception and personal intrigue, he finds himself confronted with the dire consequences of misplaced faith and irrational hysteria. Honestly, there are no critiques I have about this novel. It does a perfect job with its horror, and the creepiness builds at a swift pace and, at just over 120 pages, the novel ends right where it should.

Overall I would give this book a 4.8/5. One of the best horror books I have read.

This review was written by Anshul G.