The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma’s cabin and became blind in one eye.
Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor – only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose. Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in . . .
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Disfigurmisia & internalised disfigurmisia
- Child abuse mentioned
- Parent with alcoholism mentioned
- Alcohol consumption
- Dead bodies
- Hospitalisation recounted
- Eyeball trauma & loss of vision (theme)
- Grief & loss depiction
- Death of a father in a car accident recounted
- Death of a grandmother
- Gun violence
- Hanging mentioned