Book Review: White Horse

WHITE HORSE | Erika T. Wurth
11.01.2022 | Flatiron Books
Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Heavy metal, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and the occasional beer at the White Horse have defined urban Indian Kari James’s life so far. But when her cousin Debby finds an old family bracelet that once belonged to Kari’s mother, it inadvertently calls up both her mother’s ghost and a monstrous entity, and her willful ignorance about her past is no longer sustainable. Haunted by visions of her mother and hunted by this mysterious creature, Kari must search for what happened to her mother all those years ago. 

White Horse is what I would categorize as lighter horror meets mystery meets thriller with a splash of supernatural. In other words, this book has the ability to span multiple genres and appeal to a wide range of readers.

In Wurth’s debut we find a slower-paced and methodically plotted story focused on Kari James’ past and present. I loved how Wurth was able to not only provide an intriguing and suspenseful story, but also include a lot of moments that pulled on the reader’s heartstrings. This writing style made it easy for me to bond with Kari and become invested in her journey. This isn’t a gory horror story, but there is a large amount of vivid imagery that serves to hit the unsettling mark. 

What was my favorite part of this book? All the nods and connections to Stephen King and one of my favorite books by him! 

🎧: If you’re looking for a fabulous audiobook narrator then this is the book for you! I had the best time listening to this one!

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