We Spread by Iain Reid - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982169350
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 27th, 2022

Penny is alone and lonely after her partner's death. After a fall in the apartment that has been her home for many decades, she finds herself committed to an assisted care facility surrounded by a vast forest, where an overly solicitous woman attends to her every need. Slowly, the relief at having other people to converse and interact with gives way to the unsettling suspicion that there is a dark underlying motive for the attention being lavished upon her and the other three residents of the home. Is she suffering a lapse in judgment that comes with old age or is something much more sinister going on? Reading this delightfully unsettling book is like walking on an isolated, tree-shrouded path and becoming increasingly aware that the air around you is getting colder and colder. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves