Before you tell me off for posting a spoiler without warning, check out the book’s front cover. If the publisher chooses to be upfront with spoilers, I may as well, too. Kudos to cover artist Matt Mahurin for his wonderfully creepy depiction.
The Gardener is at a slower pace than the author’s first novel, but just as creepy. Makes me wish I’d taken biology in high school. But maybe I’d have enjoyed this less had I been more educated in the ways of photosynthesis?
If you only read one novel about plant people this year, make it The Gardener. Hell, just read this anyway – I’ve never encountered anything like it before, but I love the eerie horror.