I am a big horror movie fan. The creepier it is ..the better. I also love books by Stephen King, who I believe is the master of horror books. Spine-tingling, sometimes gory and most definitely creepy. And then I read this book! JD Barker knows how to write horror!! I found this story to be eery, creepy, and frightfully good.
What I really enjoyed was the pace of the story...kept me hooked throughout. What I also found extremely clever was the story within a story. A hard concept to master correctly...and the author did not disappoint.
Admittedly, this book did not scare me to death...but I did peek under the bed a few times and got some shivers up my spine occasionally. The characters themselves were cleverly conceived. I had a picture of each one as I read and I enjoy that experience. Again, a rarity. I also pictured who would play each character should this book ever become a film...and it should!!
Without any spoilers, I suspect this is not the last we see of Shadow Cove or the characters within these pages and I am pretty glad about that.
This is a definite must read for anyone who likes witchcraft, horror and who is not afraid of a few bumps in the night. Highly recommend and definitely will be reading more books by this author. Watch out Stephen King...JD Barker is hot on the trail of horror writing and will most certainly give you a run for your money!!
Nominiated for a Bram Stoker Award / Superior Achievement in a First Novel
“This was hands down the best novel I’ve read this year. From the first page, to the very last. This novel had me in its hold. I couldn’t wait to turn the page, yet at the same time, I was terrified to. This book is littered with heart stopping OMG moments. Toward the end of the book, the last few chapters, I was on the edge of my seat. As if this book couldn’t get any better for me. It’s not just an awesome story, but it is beautifully written as well. The flow from the first word to the last is seamless. I just love this book. I can’t wait for the next book. Without a doubt, this book deserves five stars.”