#BookReview: Evening in the Yellow Wood By Laura Kemp


Abandoned by an eccentric father on the eve of her twelfth birthday, Justine Cook has lived with her fair share of unanswered questions. Now, ten years later she leaves her life in southern Michigan and heads north to the mysterious town of Lantern Creek after seeing his picture in a local newspaper. Once there, she discovers her father had been leading a double life and meets the autistic brother she never knew—a young man who is mute but able to read her mind.

When a local girl who looks like Justine is mysteriously murdered, she joins forces with sheriff’s deputy Dylan Locke to capture the killer. But the more they dig for clues to the past, the closer they come to discovering a secret someone will kill to protect. Justine begins to show signs of supernatural power and eventually must stop an immortal enemy that has hunted her family for generations.


I’m beyond excited to recommend this book! I want to shout my review from the rafters!! I can’t, so I hope you can read this with the same enthusiasm I write it with!

Laura Kemp can weave a phenomenal story and it was truly a recipe for the flawless novel!

She used several different genres in the wisest of ways!

We are gifted a paranormal thriller, romantic suspense, magic realism & even horror in between these pages. All of our delights are satisfied; some we didn’t even know we had.

For the ones new to us; Extra Shout Out to Kemp! I had no idea I was totally into the horror genre. Yet! I was feeding on this! She delivers horror so well with her evil character!! I was petrified! The main characters cat rubbing against her leg made me jump! AAHH! So Scared!

I was so wrapped up in everything that was happening I was truly losing myself. This story is just delicious; can I say that? Truly! Delicious! I ate it up!

From the moment you open the book and meet Justine Cook and learn about her father leaving her, you are told of things that you must find the answer to and you do not want to let go until you know the answer.

This book is just unstoppable! It’s like a train that has run off tracks, and you are in your seat looking out the window as the reader. Imagine that feeling in your belly! Yes! That was how I felt! Exactly that! It’s unreal!

It was our Book Club Read and when we all met online to discuss it, it was extremely lively. Every character was championed, so each character is extremely loved! Or feared! From the main characters like Justine to the more peripheral characters like Iris! We spoke of the spookiness, and the magic, and the romance!! The dog and the cat!!  We spoke of the locations!! We were all so excited about “Evening in the Yellow Wood”! Laura was there; she had to realize that she wrote a truly spectacular story!

We have already asked to have her next book in our Book Club! Because we know it will be just as extraordinary! By the way….She said yes!!

This book is not to be missed by anyone! I repeat; It is such a delight of all genres!

To say I am a fan of Laura Kemp’s writing is not enough. I will be following her, fangirling her, and reading all of her books!

Waiting on the next! Torture!!

5 Stars.