The Roots of Evil is shocking. This is NOT a criticism. As someone who reads a fair amount of horror I consider it glowing praise that this novel consistently went a little further than I expected and the result is a tense, unexpected and chilling experience. Moments of humour and a cast of flawed but engaging characters punctuate a bleak and eerie story of sin and malicious retribution.
Thoroughly recommended but not before bed, or dinner for that matter!