Review of Kill Creek

Posted August 16, 2018 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 11 Comments

Review of Kill CreekKill Creek by Scott Thomas
Genres: Horror
Published by Inkshares on October 31, 2017
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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.

First Line

The air was on fire.

Here is what I thought

This is one of those hard to review books because a lot of different things goes on in and it some of it good and some of it boring and then the end was like an adrenaline rush and it made me wonder what happened to the rest of the book and why couldn’t it have been as cool!

In the prologue we learn about the  Finch sisters and how they were the last ones to live in the house and Rachel allowed only one man to come and get the story about what was going on. He was a parapsychologist and wanted to write a story about the history of the place and the strange things that go on in the house.

Then in present day we have a man Wainwright who wants to bring together 4 horror authors who write very different types of horror. Sebastian is a legend in the genre and the oldest one there and he likes that fear factor not the gore. Sam, is sort of more the modern day horror legend but he is having a hard time writing his next book. T.C. who is the only female and she writes kind of a erotica type horror and then Daniel who is a Christian horror for Young Adult writer.  Wainwright wants to go viral with this awesome interview and he thinks it will be best done together and at the Kill Creek house.

Strange things do happen when they are in the house but most of the weird stuff happens after they go home. Then gets pretty intense after they figure out what they have to do and go back to the house.

I will say this book was pretty atmospheric and had some creepy spots but for probably 60% if not more of the book I was a tad bit bored. It only started getting more interesting for me when they had to go back to the house but then by that time I kind of had things figured out on what was going to happen so it wasn’t very surprising.

I don’t think I ever got attached to any of the characters and so they could have all died and I wouldn’t have minded but I really couldn’t stand the female, T.C. was just so rude and I didn’t like how she attacked Daniel and his religious beliefs and I really wanted her to die before the book even got started…lol. I felt this book was a little to long and could have been shorten and still be good and maybe I wasn’t in the mindset to read a 419 page book at the time either.

I do think that others will enjoy this especially if you are more for character driven novels and like a lot of descriptive paragraphs that seem to go on and on about the people in the book. I think Stephen King fans might like this author…lol. (I like SK but also complain about the things I hate in this book. 🙂 ) So I am not saying it was bad I just didn’t find it to be great.

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11 responses to “Review of Kill Creek

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I thought it would be more scary throughout, it’s a good thing it got slashery there at the end or I wouldn’t have liked it much at all…lol.

  1. Great review. I love that all the characters could die and you wouldn’t miss them. Gave me a chuckle with my morning coffee. This does sound like one I would read anyway. lol

  2. I’ve been worried by recent reviews of this book as one thing I hate in horror is when it is slow and overdescriptive. These characters don’t sound great either! I think I’ll bump it up the list so I can deal with it and move on!

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