Title: Night Chill
Author: Jeff Gunhus
Number of Pages: 439
Synopsis: In the tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz - intended for mature audiences. Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark, ancient power who will stop at nothing to abduct Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. He must soon face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.
Night Chill is a horrifying and chilling account of a small town's demonic secret and one father's quest to protect his daughter at all costs.
Jack and his family leave the fast paced California life behind and head to a small town in Maryland. They hope to forget their troubled past and make a fresh start, but a chance meeting with an insane man turns their dreams into nightmares. Jack strange encounter with the evil man turns his life upside down, the only thing is no one believes him. Jack finds himself struggling to comprehend what's going on, but his gut feeling is to run far, far away. Can he figure out what the town wants with his little girl before it's to late?
Just to give you an idea of how wimpy I am, the book cover gave me goosebumps. I do not usually read horror novels and steer clear of scary movies, but this book was amazing. Yes, I was terrified many times, but with my attention captured like a deer in the headlights, I was unable to put the book down.
The story is well organized and flows easily with incredible and believable characters that help draw the reader into the insanity. Filled with twists and turns, I was never sure what to expect and the intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Night Chill. Available on Amazon.