Fear wears many skins. Deep within the Canadian wilderness, people have been disappearing for over a century. There is a place the locals call "the Devil's Woods", but to speak of it will only bring the devil to your door. It is a place so evil that even animals avoid it.
When their father's expedition team goes missing, Kyle Elkheart and his brother and sister return to the abandoned Cree Indian reservation where they were born. Kyle can see ghosts that haunt the woods surrounding the village - and they seem to be trying to warn him. The search for their father will lead Kyle and his siblings to the dark heart of the legendary forest, where their mission will quickly become a fight for survival.
©2013 Brian Moreland (P)2014 Audio Realms Publishing Company
I knew by the second chapter this book would be mediocre at best, so I sped up the audio, and I am glad I did. It was just flat and predictable. I don't think the Native American stuff was very accurate, and there were lots of clenches and plot holes. (And needless descriptions of butts breasts, and penises. (Some people might like that but it was just too much for my taste.). Lots of stuff left unexplained, and it lacked the literary complexity of Lovecraft, Wade-Wellman, or King. The best part was the narrator and his diversity of voices, but even that wasn't very unique. My recommendation spend your money on something better
The whole premise behind the story was scary. I was really captured at the beginning. It was a great story, right up until the hitchhiker in the truck. It would have been a lot better if the author didn't have to keep falling back on meaningless sex to fill in pages.
It depends on the book. He is not a Stefan Rudnicki who I will listen to a book simply because he is narrating it. But I wouldn't reject a book simply because of him.
I don't think it needs a follow up. This story has completely played out. All that is left is to escalate the numbers and the nastiness.
I was really excited when this book started, I was hoping for a good Halloween read.
But as it kept going, I was less and less impressed and I had pretty much guessed the ending.
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