Starting Come with Me right after Christine could have been a mistake. I was in a bit of a book hangover and Christine gave me all I want from a ghost story. And I was expecting a lot from this one because I loved Little Girls by the same author. I did love parts of this, but there were some things I found a bit lacking. Let’s discuss it.
Aaron Decker’s life changes one December morning when his wife Allison is killed. Haunted by her absence–and her ghost–Aaron goes through her belongings, where he finds a receipt for a motel room in another part of the country. Aaron embarks on a journey to discover what Allison had been doing in the weeks prior to her death. Yet Aaron is unprepared to discover the dark secrets Allison kept, the death and horror that make up the tapestry of her hidden life. And with each dark secret revealed, Aaron becomes more and more consumed by his obsession to learn the terrifying truth about the woman who had been his wife, even if it puts his own life at risk.
My Thoughts on Come with Me
I’m jumping back and forth on what to rate this one. If I was rating the beginning, I would rate it four out of five. Come with Me started out really strong. It was atmospheric and creepy at times.
If I was rating the ending, it would be a five out of five. The ending was trippy, and I loved it. However, the middle stalled out. It felt like it got stuck on the exploration of grief and left out the supernatural horror elements that I was looking for. At most, it was a slow burn thriller that could have gone a bit deeper.
Overall, it was a fun read, but it felt lacking in some parts. I just wanted more horror and supernatural elements because that was what it was marketed as. Those elements really didn’t come into play until the very end. I finally settled on a three-star rating.
My Rating: 3/5