Audio Review: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

There is a book worth all the hype!


Kill Creek by Scott Thomas, Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark
Horror Fiction Audiobook Unabridged 15+ Hours
Released October 2017
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At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown--but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests. 

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt soon becomes a fight for survival--the entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

My Thoughts:

A young internet tycoon lures four horror writers to the most haunted of haunted houses for a two-day interview under false pretenses. There’s some grumbling naturally, I mean who, besides me, would willingly want to stay the night at a scary old ghost filled place? But they all decide to do the right wrong thing and stay anyway and a whole lot of nothing too sinister happens. But just you wait!

The truly frightening things happen when they return back to their real lives and this is where the book excels. It takes that old setup and makes it fresh and new and terrifying. There was a lot of hype surrounding this book and everyone seemed to love it so I went in with very high expectations and a lot of fear that I would hate it or want to pick it apart because I can be a jerk like that. Fortunately, mostly all I can say is that it is amazing and the story will grab you from the beginning and if you like haunted house stories you NEED to read it next.

The four writers are all very different in style and personality and watching them interact was pretty fascinating in and of itself. Moore, the only female in the group, writes violent, in-your-face horror (the kind I honestly like best), Sam is your Stephen King type writing about the relatable good guys, Sebastian Cole is a Charles L. Grant quiet horror type and Daniel writes books for the tween/teen market with strong moral codes and little religious subtlety. Watching them struggle with their differences, rag on each other and later deal with their inner demons, secrets and tragedies was so interesting to me not just because I’m nosy but because they were so incredibly well written and believable.

Five star books are so hard for me to review. This one gets all five stars and it deserves each and every one of them. Kill Creek is the perfect blend of great characterization, growing dread, true terror and murderous bits. If you’re into audiobooks get the one narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark. He adds another level of fright to the terrors within with his professional narration.

I have nothing here to bitch about. Nothing at all. I know, I can hardly believe it myself!

Comments

  1. I keep saying I will read more horror but I haven't yet despite marking down the ones you like. Kind of the story of my reading life lol

    And yes, those 5 star reads are hard to review. You did a much better job than my flailing 5 star reviews. hehe

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Thanks and you should most definitely read this horror story whenever you're in the mood :)

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one but it does sound like a good story. Glad to hear you liked it so much.

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    1. Thanks, it was nice to finally have a book live up to all of the five star hype!

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  3. I've had my eye on this, so I'm extra glad to see that you enjoyed it so much. It definitely sounds interesting! It's definitely a challenge to review five star books sometimes, but I think you did wonderfully. Great review and I can't wait to read this book!

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    1. Thanks, Jordan! If you like a great modern day haunted house story, you will LOVE it!

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  4. I have a copy of this so you don't know how thrilled to hear you say it lives up to the hype. I know you do not shout those words lightly. Now I'm even more excited to read this one!

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I did! And, yep, I am sooo stingy with my stars :)

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  5. I just finished reading this one! You're right, it's an awesome read. I loved that the characters were all writers; and that house (and those two sisters who once owned it!) was so creepy. But I gotta know, with you liking Moore so much (I did, too), what did you think of that ending?

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    1. Honestly I kind of enjoyed such a sinister twist but I'm evil like that :)

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  6. Yes! I loved this as well, so unexpectedly good, and lots of twists. I really want to read another of his books!

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  7. Yes! So glad you loved it. I have it on mo to order list and I'm excited to try a new author too.

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  8. You're killing me! I ended up buying the last book you reviewed and now I want this one. I have added this one the tbr list as well.

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    1. SorryNotSorry, Carole :) I'm rarely on a role like this so you'll be able to save money soon, no doubt!

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  9. "anxious to meet its new guests" yikes that's creepy as all get out. I fail to understand why anyone would stay in a haunted house lol. But it sounds fun!!

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    1. It was creepy as all get out! Well, I'm not one to talk seeing as I'd love to own a haunted house :) My family REFUSE though.

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  10. I'll be reading this at some point!

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  11. I've had this popping up EVERYWHERE. I want it.

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