I did not see this one coming! I love horror books and this one was a pleasant surprise. The characters are believable, have allot of depth, tied together beautifully and you catch yourself rooting for the underdog! The story revolves around a boy & his family whose mother was murdered while clearing brush on their house site. "Kip" saw the whole thing but is in therapy for repressed memories. It is five years later & his bully big brother Marty picks on him relentlessly and his attorney father never seems to have as much time for him as he wants despite being a great dad. They live on old native american land and the local kids, including Marty & his buddy Al go to the old "indian caves" to "party". People start to disappear & the kids believe it is the spooky old drunken indian who is the killer. There are dark demonic "little brothers" aka demons afoot. Kip & the old indian are the towns only hope.
The story moves along at a great pace. Just enough horror, suspense and good story telling to keep you riveted. The author does seem to be a little obsessed with people hocking up gross mucous..........seriously it's pretty gross..............but other than that I have absolutely NO complaints. There are even short stories at the end that go along with the book and further show the Untcigahunk for the vicious scary little demons that they are. Great narrator as well. I wish there were more stories available from this author!!
GET IT you won't be disappointed.
I really enjoyed this book. I love zombie, horror and ghost stories. This was unique and different. A breath of fresh air. It wasn't your typical "haunted house". I wish there was second book. The characters were well developed, interesting and no idiot "surprises". (except of course if strange things were happening in MY house I'd be setting up some cameras!) I'm glad there wasn't an overabundance of characters as is the case in many horror books. I like the focus on several main characters. The story was interesting and a new "take" on the ghoul/goblin/haunted house. I hate books that go overboard in chapter 1 trying to "keep your attention" by too much detail. This was perfect. Just enough to keep you interested without boring you or making it complicated. Narrator did a good job. Definitely give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.
Man, what a story! I LOVED this book! I love monster books and this is by far the best of this kind I have read. Just enough gore, just enough suspense, just enough comedy, just enough personal story etc. I have never in my life read/listened to a book that screams "hit movie" like this one does. Wow. Wouldn't need any rewrites either (hear that Stephen King / Under the Dome) If you don't like this I would be amazed.
Rich twins, Ryan & Jane meet their best friend (and Janes old one true love) Sawyer with his new fiance at their father's mountain chalet which has been sold. One last snowboarding trip down memory lane. Jane also brings her best friend Lauren who hits it off wonderfully with playboy Ryan. Unbeknownst to them tall demon like beings are hunting............people. They are attacked and struggle to survive. They desperately try to make it out of the cabin in the midst of a horrible snowstorm. Not all of them survive.
Characters are great, just enough backstory without overburdening us, everyone is believable and that goodness there are no "blond idiot running naked into the woods" moments (yes I can say that I'm blond)
Like I said this would be an AWESOME movie. While you listen to this you can literally envision what's going on in your mind. It's as if someone just read me the closed captioning on a movie! Great book. Best I've read in a while!!
You'll love it!!!!! I'm off to see what else Ahlborn has written.