Slender Man by Anonymous
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Slender Man is one of those eARCs that loses something due to the format, since much of the action is driven by texts, group chats, reddit posts and other social media artifacts. Having said that, the story of how a school community reacts to the disappearance of one of the popular girls, particularly after it emerges that one of the lesser popular guys is a close friend of hers. Max knows that there's something missing from the investigation, and he's determined to find out what happened while keeping information from the police and his therapist. One problem Max has had is insomnia and nightmares - and now they're getting worse. Plus there's the mysterious guy "helping" him online... what does he know?
This is definitely more creepy and less terrifying, perhaps because of the at-a-remove format.
eARC provided by publisher.