Review: Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Sep 3, 2019

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on June 11th, 2019
Genre: Horror, Parnormal
Pages: 447
Format: Audiobook & Hardback
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil's Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations...

Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember--so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?

In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward--one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.

1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.

Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching...

Trigger Warning: Demonic sounds in the audiobook, Death, Gore, Creepy factors, Cutting, self-harm.

I took a few days to dwell on this one! I really enjoyed the book but I had to take a moment and wrap my head around the timelines and how they all came together. I am going with a 4.5 star on this. I think the timelines throw me off some and then the ending is a bit confusing so that is why the book is not a full 5 stars.

I did listen to this on audiobook and the audiobook along deserves 5 Stars. So I am giving the book a 4 and the audiobook a 5 so leaving my rating a 4.5. I did read and follow along with the audiobook in the hardback book just so I could see the pictures and format that was set up in the book. They were both done very well as far as formatting.

We follow several POV's in the book which each had their own timeline. This audiobook had amazing sound effects. The voices were outstanding. It made the book so creepy just hearing the sounds and the voices instead of just reading it.

Zoey (NOW)
Roan (1851)
Hermione (1583)

You also have several others in the time that Roan was in when she arrived at Mill House that arrived with her. She tells her story as she seen it there, with their stories as well. They are all connected to one thing, Mill House.

Roan arrives at Mill house as a ward of the state. She arrives and finds that the house feels uneasy. Things are not what they appear here. Sounds and the darkness surround her everywhere.

Zoey is in the now and has always been fascinated with Mill house so she and her best friend, Pole, set off to explore Mill Hose and to find out why it drove her dad mad.

Hermione lived in 1853 and you get her dairy entries as she telling her story. You hear the match strick and light the candle as she writes and then she tells her story. She and her husband are expecting a child and have just acquired Mill House but soon she notices things are not right. You follow her journey in the darkness of Mill House.

There are 3 things that Mill House has in every timeline and POV - it is dark, creepy, and has many deaths. The mountain scenes were done in great detail. The darkness seeped through the pages.

You also soon realize that they were not just randomly chosen for Mill House. They were all brought there for a reason. BUT WHY?


I don't normally add spoilers but I may need help on this one. So, in the beginning we have a death certification for Roan for 1852. In 1851 she had a baby was a given since she slept with Rapley. But then the last bit of the book turned confusing. We are met with Zoey (IN THE NOW) all the way through the book, but in the end she meets Len, which is random and came out of nowhere but then she states she has been at the house for 5 year ( I think that is what she said) but then things go down and the very last line of the book states she is taking Zoey home to see her mom, Roan, which was supposed to have died in 1852. So if she died in 1852 - per the death certification - how is she alive later for Len to take Zoey to see her? Can someone explain if I missed something here??

Then Hermione calls Roan her daughter later in the book when she appears but how can it be her daughter if Hermione had the child in 1583 and it is now 1851? This throws me off also. I might need to do a research or reread on this because I truly enjoyed and want to know how the timelines meet up. Can someone help me out with the timelines?
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