Fey by C.S. Feldman
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Nessa Donnelly never expected to see her estranged and eccentric father again, but a phone call summons her back to her hometown and to the hospital in which the elder Donnelly lies in a comatose state for which his doctors have no explanation. Bit by bit, long-buried family secrets emerge, and Nessa begins to realize that those secrets were kept hidden from her for a reason.
She also realizes that there is something in the woods behind her father’s house that he never told her about, something that can’t be explained.
And she is also not as alone in his house as she thought she was…
Nessa has received a call about her father being very ill so she returns home to take care of him. The hard part is through her life her father has kept her out of everything him and her brother did so there is a bit of resentment. But Nessa discovers a strange wall in the forest behind her father’s house and a strange creature going through her father’s study. She is quickly introduced to the fey and quickly learns that they are making him sick and she will have to suspend her disbelief and anger to try and save her father’s life.
Nessa has not had a bad childhood but it has been lacking. Her father clearly kept her away from the stonework and her brother and father worked. It hurts worse when she learns that her brother died the year before and her father didn’t tell her. Then when she discovers the Eye in the wall her world takes a turn for the worse.
I love stories that include the darker aspects of the fey and this one fits right into that category for me. Everything flowed well and I couldn’t wait to see how the story was going to turn out. The only thing that felt off for me was the very beginning as Necca was packing to leave and the interaction with her husband. Something seemed disjointed with the rest of the story. Having said that, this is a great book and I hope that there will be more to follow.
I received Fey for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.