After moving to Minneapolis Cecilia is befriended by Isaac and Elsie, siblings who have kept a dark secret hidden about their past for countless years. As her body is taken over by a demonic force, she finds herself an Impa, a rare and supernatural creature who lives off the flesh and essence of her victims to stay alive.
With the bloated bodies of missing teens beginning to resurface, the voice of the ratchet Old Farmer’s voice inside her head begs for “Just One More.”
Consumed in the macabre environment, the urge to feed takes control over not only her body but her soul. Soon Cecilia comes to a realization that giving the voice exactly what It wants will never be enough.
Old Farmer’s road starts off with two different stories that come together in the end. One is about a girl named Cecilia Richardson who had to move from California to Minneapolis after her father cheats on her mother. Without her boyfriend Glenn and her close friends, she is drawn to Isaac and Elsie, but something seems off with them.
The other story is Derek whose brother has recently gone missing along with his ex-fiancé’s sister, Allison. Jan, his ex-fiancé, is a private detective who is trying to figure it out, but Derek believes something more supernatural happened to his brother.
I liked the story and kept me interested most of the time. But I did get confused on a few parts that happened throughout the story. The mystery was pretty easy to figure out about halfway through the book but it was still very interesting to see how the character tried to figure it out themselves. And the ending did surprise me in a good and unsuspecting kind of way.
The characters I felt could be improved, I just didn’t feel like they were there with me. Most were just kind of unrealistic and some actions they made I didn’t really understand. With Elsie it felt like she only had one trait while Isaac was more of a complex character. Jan and Derek both seemed to be pretty realistic, while Cecilia herself, was realistic in a way, made choices I didn’t feel fit with her character. And Cecilia’s parents, or more so her mom, seemed very protective of her, but for part of the book they didn’t seem to be there at all.
Overall, I really liked the story and while the characters had problems, I found most them enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes more of twisted fairytale thriller. It isn’t really a mystery or horror but it has a few aspects of it. In the end, I would read the next book to find out what happens after this book.