ABOUT THE BOOK -A remote summer camp becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counsellors must follow a trail of dark children’s fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.
Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.
Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Bellwoods Publishing
Publication Date: December 2016
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 0992133130 (ISBN13: 9780992133139)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
D. Melhoff was born in a prairie ghost town that few people have heard of and even fewer have visited. While most of his stories are for adults, he also enjoys terrifying younger audiences from time to time, as seen in his series of twisted picture books for children. He credits King, Poe, Hitchcock, Harris, Stoker, and his second-grade school teacher, Mrs. Lake, for turning him to horror.
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MY THOUGHTS -
Oooo spooky!!!! For all you fans of the movie "Friday the 13th" - this is one book you won't want to miss. I love horror books and movies and this one was done just right. Just enough creepiness to keep you on the edge-of-your seat and biting you nails.
I compared it to Friday the 13th only because it takes place at a summer camp and the counselors are be murdered - in creepy Grimm fairy tale style! Hmm what a wonderful idea! Of course there are lots of twists that keep you guessing. Even when you do find out who the murderer is you don't find out why till later.
This story is not for the feint of heart! It has quite a bit of swearing and lots of blood and graphic detail - as any good horror story should have. And honestly even with all the goriness the descriptions are great! The author did not spare us any visuals on this one. It is exactly what you would want in a book of this nature.
It has been a long time since I have read a scary book and as far as thrillers/horror goes - this one will not disappoint!