Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Book Review: Northwoods by Bill Schweigart

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Random House, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



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.




Synopsis:

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.


Review:

Do you remember the first time you read a Stephen King or Dean Koontz book? Remember that thrill of the unknown, how what appeared to be something so simple, was so evil and wrong? Then THIS is the book for you! Schweigart brings back the horror story based on ancient folk lore and myths. Remember what Joseph Campbell said? All myth is based on a kernel of truth? Schweigart takes that idea, takes an ancient myth, and develops an unique story that will have you turning the pages, while keeping the lights on! He doesn a great job taking you back and forth from Minnesota to Wisconsin, to a world gone amok, with an unexpected team there to save the day! The book will leave you thinking about what crawls in the woods at night!

This is the second book in the apparent series (the first being The Beast of Barcroft), and based on the ending, there is a timeline for a third book.But you do NOT need to have read that book, as you get enough info to have an idea what is going on. I can't wait to get a hold of the first book, to see what happened there, and a third book will make me very happy! 


About the Author:

Bill is a former Coast Guard officer who drew from his experiences at sea to write the taut nautical thriller, SLIPPING THE CABLE. Bill currently lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and daughter, who along with their monstrous Newfoundland and mischievous kitten, provide him with all the adventure he can handle. Check out his website for more.

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