Northwoods by Bill Schweigart has a gorgeous and wicked cover, by TK, that only hints at the horror inside. I was so excited when I received a copy through Netgalley and the Publisher, Random House. Thank you guys.
So…come on and let’s dive in to this dark fantasy and see who will survive.
Northwoods by Bill Schweigart
- Random House Publishing Group – Hydra
- Genre – Horror, SciFi & Fantasy
- Publish: February 16, 2016
- Ebook: ISBN 9780804181372
Northwoods by Bill Schweigart is packed with so much action and suspense that I had to read it cover to cover, nonstop. Unputdownable. Was Bill Schweigart influenced by Stephen King? I think that is a definite possibility.
Our first foray into the woods brings back memories of my own…the snow falling, shaking the branches for a snow shower, the cold crispness of the air, but I never found a chest of any kind and after reading Northwoods, I’m glad I didn’t. I was surprised it started in the woods and not in the water because of the cover, but…
Ben, Lindsay and Alex Standingcloud had faced a cryptid before and manged to come out of it in once piece. This time would be different. I hate/love that the author is not afraid to kill off his characters and I wonder who will survive.
The “Jaws” scene totally freaked me out. OMG! Is he dead? Has he been eaten? Please tell me NO! Bill, what are you doing to me?
As their world goes crazy, the horror takes over, the pace quickens and so does my heartbeat. I found myself holding my breath as I read along.
WOW. Fantastic. Another wonderful twist! I was beginning to think it was possible, so it was not a total surprise.
The chapters are devoted to each character’s version of events and I enjoyed seeing it from their perspective. I love how the group has grown to function as a unit determined to save the world. I am hoping their bravery and heroics will bring a miracle to light.
The writing creates a fast paced tempo that, at times, left me breathless. The battles were fierce and I could not anticipate the outcomes. I would love to read more about this gang and their efforts to save the world from creatures that do not belong among us humans.
Northwoods by Bill Schweigart is a novel all horror lovers will want on their reading list. I will be following his work from here on out and adding them to my reading list.
I received an ARC of Northwoods by Bill Schweigart in return for an honest review.
Goodreads Blurb: Some borders should never be crossed. From the author of The Beast of Barcroft comes a waking nightmare of a horror novel that’s sure to thrill readers of Stephen King and Bentley Little.
Ex–Delta Force Davis Holland, now an agent for the Customs and Border Protection, has seen it all. But nothing in his experience has prepared him for what he and the local sheriff find one freezing night in the Minnesota woods.
Investigating reports of an illegal border crossing, the two men stumble across a blood-drenched scene of mass murder, barely escaping with their lives . . . and a single clue to the mayhem: a small wooden chest placed at the heart of the massacre. Something deadly has entered Holland’s territory, crossing the border from nightmare into reality.
When news of the atrocity reaches wealthy cryptozoologist Richard Severance, he sends a three-person team north to investigate. Not long ago, the members of that team—Ben McKelvie, Lindsay Clark, and Alex Standingcloud—were nearly killed by a vengeful shapeshifter. Now they are walking wounded, haunted by gruesome memories that make normal life impossible. But there is nothing normal about the horror that awaits in the Northwoods.
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