The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

Bears aren’t the only predators in these woods. Best friends Neena and Josie spent high school as outsiders, but at least they had each other. Now, with college and a two-thousand-mile separation looming on the horizon, they have one last chance to be together—a three-day hike deep into the woods of the Pisgah National Forest. Simmering tensions lead to a detour off the trail and straight into a waking nightmare; and then into something far worse. Something that will test them in horrifying ways.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Paedophilia
  • Rape of a minor mentioned
  • Necrophilia mentioned
  • Physical injury, including gunshot wounds & broken bones
  • Graphic blood, gore & dead bodies
  • Amputation
  • Death of a parent mentioned
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Car accident mentioned
  • Animal attack (bear)