This was an eerie, compelling read that was ultimately let down by pacing.
I appreciate Jones's writing style - it felt direct and raw, unnecessary flourish cut out. I thought it fit the characters he introduced as well - four former trouble makers who are paying the pied piper for something they did ten years ago.
I'd recommend looking for a review from someone who is more experienced with reading horror than me to get an accurate picture of where this stands in the genre. However, I appreciated the set pieces for the horror scenes here and when the build up finally came to a crescendo it was dramatic and satisfying.
This book is divided into three sections and section two in particular drags quite a bit and it took me a long time to get into. Section three was my favorite and the only time the pacing felt right on point.