THE BLAIR WITCH FILES
THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER
Written by Cade Merrill

2000 **1/2 181 pages

Around the time Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was hitting theatres, Random House began issuing a series of young adult novels, each one a different "Case File" containing a different story that may or may not be related to the Blair Witch. The first one was The Witch's Daughter. For all its imperfections and problems, I still really enjoyed The Witch's Daughter; I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting. It's a brisk little read that does manage to send some chills down your spine, especially if you're as into the Blair Witch "legend" as I am. In this book, a young man's grandfather tells the story of how he and some friends tortured a young girl when they were kids. He firmly believes the girl is still out to kill him. All his friends met their untimely demise decades earlier. The girl's link to the Blair Witch takes this story some interesting places I don't wish to spoil here. It's truly written for the hardcore Blair Witch fanatic. Others may find little to enjoy here.


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