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Publisher's Summary

A new master of terror reigns supreme, and in his most horrifying novel yet, the clash between good and evil explodes in an apocalyptic showdown few will survive.

From a funfest to a bloodfest….

Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun. Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive.

For a monstrous evil lives among them, a savage presence whose malicious power has grown too powerful even for death to hold it back. Only a handful of brave souls stand against the King of the Dead and a red wave of destruction. Daylight is fading, and a bad moon is rising over Pine Deep. Keep watching the shadows.

Jonathan Maberry is the multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than one thousand articles, seventeen nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.

Keep chilled: listen to more in the Pine Deep trilogy.
©2008 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“One of the best supernatural thrillers of recent years.” (John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Tracy
  • Ewing, NJ, United States
  • 05-18-15

Vampires, warewolves, ghosts & zombies oh my!

It's a little slow at times but The characters redeem the story and there are times when I was truly concerned about their well being.

An unexpected twist on the vampire warewolf zombie ghost genre - and yes all of these are somehow in the tale!

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Maberry does it again!

In the thrilling, heart stopping conclusion to the Pine Deep Trilogy we see the great battle for good and love come to an earsplitting, gut wrenching. crescendo. You'll be at the edge of your seat with your fingernails dug in as you follow Crow, Val and Mike to their fate. Enjoy!

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  • Bobby
  • Kingsland, GA, United States
  • 03-17-14

Wow, what a great series

Wow, what a great series. I first became a fan of J. Maberrys with his Joe Ledger Books. After I ripped through all 5 like a wildman, anything from Maberry had to be great so I added the Pine Deep Trilogy to my "To Do" list. The only thing I can complain about is that I waited so long to get started on it. Since the next Ledger book is coming out later this month (3/32/14) I decided to queue them up and go!
I listened to all three back to back to back so this review is going to encompass all 3 books, but dont worry, Ill avoid spoilers. One piece of advice, forget everything you know about werewolves and vampires. Maberry has a really nice twist that will leave you a little lost until Bad Moon Rising (book 3) when it all comes together nicely.
Great writing, great story, great characters, great narrator in Tom Weiner. When I first started I felt a Stephen King vibe in the depth of the characters and surroundings, but not a rip off way, just in the buildup. The story unfolds over the three books, and you are given bits along the way. Maberry treats us to a variety of bad guys, not just one or two. You get your pick of who you hate the most. So for me, this was a real good listen. If you like your listens in the 10 hour time frame, then this may be much for you since you'll invest 47 hours in it. If you like a nice long walk in the park of death and mayhem, then this is a good one. @byf2

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This is the only one you need:

What did you love best about Bad Moon Rising?

The good guys win! They survive werewolves, vampires, ghosts, nefarious drugged candy, child abuse and bad coffee

What other book might you compare Bad Moon Rising to and why?

I compared. It, unwisely, to the Joe Ledger series. I read all three books in this particular series, but you do not need to do so. Skip 1 and 2. This book recaps nicely, brings you up to date and proceeds at a good clip. It is not as good as the Ledger series books but it was worth the credit for the most part. The end was a bit rushed.

What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He was a good narrator and had a good repertoire of voices, a nice pitch to his voice and appropriate pace.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Supernatural menagerie

Any additional comments?

Buy this book, skip 1 and 2 of this series and use the credits to get the Joe ledger series. Maberry is a hoot in those.

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leaves you wanting more

What did you love best about Bad Moon Rising?

Characters with depth and heroes you want to root for

What other book might you compare Bad Moon Rising to and why?

None

Which scene was your favorite?

The showdown with gris wall and terry the wolf comes to defend his wife

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but I was saddend

Any additional comments?

It was a different take on the traditional werewolves and vampires

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Jonathan Maberry is addicting

I loved this book; this series. Jonathan Maberry's PDT has given me a Book Hangover. I hope someday he revisits PD. I want to know what's up with Mike.

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  • Broken Arrow, OK, United States
  • 01-10-12

Meh.

I finally made it through the entire trilogy! Wish I would have just picked up the book at the library and not spent credits on the trilogy. Some of the material is wordy and repetitive, probably could have edited it a great deal and just made the trilogy a two part novel. The story was "meh" (all three combined, meh). Tom Weiner the narrator did all he could do with the material; he was very consistent in the entire trilogy. Seemed like a looooong build up to the finale.

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  • Flavius
  • Morro Bay, CA, United States
  • 01-03-12

Goodbye To Pine Deep

For now, anyway.
Bad Moon Rising continues where the second installment left off. While it's not completely necessary that you listen to the first two books in the series (I found the first to be the weakest), the extra investment of time might be worth it.
Although I enjoyed BMR and thought it a worthy end to the series, one thing that I didn't enjoy was Maberry's use of B-Movie celebrities as minor characters. Unless it's necessary, I don't like it when authors do that, because, as opposed to characters of the author's own invention, you know that nothing drastic will happen to these people. No matter what happens to all the "fake" characters around them, they will make it through the story with absolutely no change (inside or out) from when they were first introduced.
This is a fun story, and if you've made it 2/3rds of the way in--why not finish?

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great book

I missed the first 2 books and will be catching up very soon. must read

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  • Maryann
  • Birmingham, AL, United States
  • 09-12-16

Edge of seat

Too intense, too scary, too much blood. But a great read. Highly recommend if horror is your thing. Nothing like the Joe Ledger series, still I was mesmerized. Mr. Maberry is a solid master of mayhem.

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