The Terror At Turtleshell Mountain by Sean McDonough

A theme-park filled with nightmares!


The Terror At Turtleshell Mountain by Sean McDonough
Horror Fiction
Released November 2015
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Turtleshell Mountain is supposed to be the Most Joyous Place on Earth. That’s what Tess Cameron is counting on when she invites all of her friends there for the weekend. Tess has a secret, a good secret, and she can’t think of any better place to share it with the people she loves most.

But Turtleshell Mountain has its own secrets. Something has awakened inside of the park. Something scarier than any ride. It won’t be long before Tess and her friends are the only people left alive in Turtleshell Mountain…

And that’s when the nightmare will really begin. 


Here's What I Thought:

Turtleshell Mountain is a theme park where people go to spend too much money and have the time of their lives. But there is a sinister underbelly beneath the happy façade and it is ready to come out and have some bloody fun!

The story focuses on a group of five adult friends who take the trip to Turtleshell. One of them has been going through a tough time with cancer treatments and they all want to forget about the sadness for a short time. There’s also a minister and his flock of youngsters visiting on a field trip and the Queen Beyotch who has worked at the park for decades. They’re all there at the worst possible time, of course, and though there are a LOT of innocents, a few of these people sort of deserve what they get and that’s always fun for me.

This book actually caught me off guard a time or two which doesn’t happen very much. It doesn’t flee from the child death scenes and no one is safe so be warned if that’s a trigger for you. The carnage seeps in slowly which worked for me because I love a book where the setting is as much a character as all of the people and the setting is done spectacularly here. The writer spends some time focusing on the characters and their messy relationships and conflicted feelings before bringing on the murderous rampage of an entity known as The Single Rider. When the death and destruction begins to happen it’s grueling and joyous depending on the person losing body parts, lol.

Reading this book was like watching a fantastic B horror movie from the 80’s; fun, messy, nail biting and even little sad and heartwarming in the most surprising way. The final reveal was satisfying and I highly recommend THE TERROR AT TURTLESHELL MOUNTAIN if any of this sounds good to you and your dark little heart (and, really, how could it not?!).



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    1. It really was :) Lots of blood and a plot that wrapped itself up nicely.

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  2. It looks and sounds pretty campy...just my type! Lol.

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    1. It was campy goodness with a heavy splash of gore.

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  3. I love horror stories set in theme parks. Great review! :)

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  4. This sounds awesome!!! I definitely have to check it out!

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  5. Such a fun looking cover and I your review clinched the deal.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I hope you get to read it and enjoy as much as I did :)

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  6. This definitely sounds fun, and wow, that cover is crazy!

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    1. That cover is definitely nuts but so is the book, lol.

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  7. really cool cover! Now i shall never set foot in any themeparks

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  8. I've got my copy of this one waiting on my ereader-love the sound of it!

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