Monday, January 21, 2013

Review: The Dead of Winter By Jack Night

Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 25, 2012
ISBN-10: 1479319201
Genre: Horror Fiction
The Dead of Winter

About The Book:
For the Anderson family, Rockwell is the picture perfect small town. A wholesome place to start over. But as the autumn days begin turning to winter something is awakened deep within the woods. Something bent on revenge. Cut off from the rest of the world they must fight to stay alive as the haunting presence lays claim to Rockwell, exposing the dark secrets of the town that created it.

My Thoughts: 
It's been a long time since I've a read a book that literally gave me nightmares but Jack Night has accomplished just that with his tale of terror and suspense,  The Dead of Winter.  Created against the backdrop of small town America, Night has proven himself a talented story teller of the macabre.  Rockwell is a picturesque small town where everyone knows their neighbors and life itself just moves a little slower.  A perfect setting for Nick Anderson to focus on his writing....or is it?  When his daughter ventures into the woods lining their backyard, evil is unleashed and a reign of terror ascends upon Rockwell, leaving a path of death and destruction in its path. Will anyone in the town of Rockwell survive?  With well-developed characters and an unpredictable plot, The Dead of Winter had me reading late in to the night with such anticipation....and fear. Overall, I really enjoyed this and easily give it a four!  I'll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Jack Night in the future!  


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    Yikes, what a creepy cover! I don't know if I can brave reading it, but I'm glad to read that you enjoyed it!

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