Reading progress update: I've read 84%.

The Amulet - Michael McDowell, Poppy Z Brite

Ok, I'm no longer interested in what happens to the townspeople, but I am on tenterhooks to find out how this ends for Sarah and her friend Becca, who are trying to track down the amulet and stop the killings.

 

Also, I hope Sarah's MIL will get her comeuppance.

 

Body Count: 16

Maimed: 1

Body count of deaths before the story sets in: 2+