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Yes, I said horror. Not usually the type of book you see me reading and reviewing but I figured, what the heck. Game changers are always nice and I know this author can pen amazing stories. I have to say, at first, I wasn't sure what to expect from a novel that featured a sort of drunk as its hero, but when the action got going, this was hard to put down!
I will warn you however, that many characters meet grisly endings and I was grossed out by the events, but it's nothing you wouldn't get in a horror movie--which this novel is a novelization of so I have to say, the author did a great job of portraying that carnage. And while I wasn't sure what I felt about the hero at the beginning of the novel, I came to admire his strength and determination as he fought the demon dog and sought to protect not only his beloved wife, but the entire town from this demon creature of hell.
On the subject of the demon dog I have to say how much this thing freaked me out. The descriptions made him sound massive and unholy and gross. The way he chomped through people made me queasy. I was very glad once he was gone. I won't say how that happens, but I will say I fist pumped the air once he was out of the picture.
Another great novel by Nancy Gideon, In the Woods will give you nightmares.
Happy Halloween Reading,