The Auld Mither, a crone-like hag with razor sharp bones for fingers, is killing off the proponents of a new abattoir in a deer farming community. And Dave Duncan seems to be next on the list. Can he figure out how to stop her? Or will he have to pay for the sins of his father?
Coming in at a scant 55 pages, The Auld Mither is a book that you can easily get through in a single sitting. Trust me, you will find it difficult not to do so, as this is a fast-paced little tale that has a high body count and a very creepy premise.
Call it nepotism if you must, but I loved books based in Scotland, as there is a definite familiarity with the characters and the places that feel like comfort food for ne, a Scotsman who still misses home after so many years away.
Meikle weaves a tight story with some very nice character development considering this book is very much on the shorter side of things. The ending did feel a rad rushed, but it did not take away from what was an entertaining Scottish folklore tale.
This is just one of a massive chapbook collection released by the author, and the best I can say is that I will be working my way through all of them sooner rather than later.
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5 stars out of 5