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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tour! A Review of Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus

Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus
Genre: Adult Fiction (Paranormal/Horror)
Date Published: May 31, 2013
Publisher: Seven Guns Press

From the author of Jack Templar Monster Hunter comes a supernatural thriller for adult 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 power that will stop at nothing to possess 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. Finally, he will have to face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.

Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus is a different kind of good vs evil story. One that doesn't involve demons and angels per say, but the good and evil of humans with a splash of the supernatural. I had a hard time rating this one as the story was unique and interesting, but the writing style is the kind that always loses my attention quickly. The first 300 pages were very wordy and laid out every little detail with multiple point of views. Some of which didn't add much to the story for me. There was a character or two who I still wonder why we were given their point of view at all. For example, the dog. While I love dogs, as many of you know. The dog's point of view added a few pages to the book, but nothing to the story that wasn't repeated in the very next chapter. The last 100 pages or so really took off. If the whole book flowed like the last 100 pages, I would have loved it. There is a pretty great story within these pages. This author has a very similar writing style to Stephen King. I love the stories Stephen King tells. I just don't particularly like his writing style. I prefer to wait for the movie to come out. If you are a fan of Stephen King's writing style, you will love this book.

Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus was provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

In addition to writing supernatural thrillers for adults, Jeff Gunhus is also the author of the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. ( The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born and recognized as a 2012 Forward Reviews Book of the Year Finalist. Jeff has been a Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan since he was a kid reading their novels under the covers at night. Seeing Night Chill next to King and Koontz on the Amazon Bestseller lists has been a surreal experience. He leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole and five incredible kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.

To learn more about Jeff Gunhus and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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  1. Great review! It sounds like it had a rocky start but picked up towards the end. I'm curious about the dog POV now haha. It does sound really different!

  2. I really want to read this book. It sounds so good. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  3. Thank You!! This sounds really good! I love intrigue!


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