The Remaking

The Remaking Review

Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crime follows a tale as it evolves every twenty years—with terrifying results.

Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot’s Creek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them—until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft, both mother and daughter are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise’s burial site is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses.

Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it’s told around a campfire by a man forever marked by his boyhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast Amber Pendleton as Jessica in a ’70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek. Amber’s experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the ’90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt. Amber’s best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracks her down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeem her—or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again…

Title:The Remaking
Edition Language:English

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  • Fran

    "These woods whisper...the woods know what the people of Pilot's Creek have done." The residents of Pilot's Creek, Virginia, a superstitious town, felt that Ella Louise Ford was "touched". As a child,...

  • Tucker

    look at the cover!!!it's a danger noodlebut it could be a nope ropewho's to say...

  • Blair

    I was hooked by the concept of The Remaking. It tracks the evolution of a local ghost story about a 'little witch girl' through several decades. We hear the original 1930s campfire tale first: a suspe...

  • megs_bookrack

    ...for fans of horror and true crime...Side Note: Is it just me or are ouroboros all the rage right now???They seem to be popping up everywhere. I mean, I dig it, but what gives?...

  • Mackey

    I've been watching The Haunting of Hill House and it reminded me how much I utterly love horror/ghost stories. It used to be my "go to" genre of choice. I thought I had left it behind, but it's back: ...

  • Mae Crowe

    *Received an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway, as run by Quirk Books. Thank you!The Remaking... Where do I start with The Remaking?I suppose I should say right up front that I'm extremely conflicted a...

  • Quirkyreader

    I won this as a goodreads giveaway. Thank you Quirk Books and Penguin Random House.After you read the book make sure you study the cover on the dust wrapper. Once I got into it, the story was a fast r...

  • Kristi

    The Remaking is told in 4 chapters, a chronological story that follows an urban legend about a woman, Ella Louise, and her daughter, Jessica, in the small town of Pilots Creek, Virginia. It starts wit...

  • Emily

    "A good ghost story gets told...and retold. It's in the telling where the tale takes on a life of its own. A ghost story grows. It exists on the breath of those who tell it."4.5I had so much fun readi...

  • Missy (myweereads)

    “No. You’re not here for any of those stories. You want to hear about Jessica don’t you? Course you do. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? Tonight of all nights…Twenty years ago on this v...