I received this book for free from Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer
Published by Sinister Grin Press on July 15th, 2018
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These woods are dark and full of monsters…
In 1991, hell was unleashed upon Saint Christopher’s Summer Camp for Kids. The killers left behind piles of bodies and rivers of blood. Some say a family of inbred cannibals was responsible. A masked psychopath with a butcher's knife is another popular theory. Some still believe a camp counselor lost his mind and went crazy on everyone with an axe. But there’s also the mysterious, derelict factory that sits nearby, atop Kill Hill. A place where urban legends are manufactured, the grotesque and bizarre. Twenty-five years later, the factory on Kill Hill is still said to be operational, but no one can get near it. It’s safely guarded along with the secrets within. But there are a few loose strings and hitman Frank Harmon has been sent to tie them up. His kill list is short, but the night is long and full of unspeakable horrors. With the help of a few college students on an impromptu camping adventure, Frank must contain the mess at Kill Hill before it spreads to the neighboring towns. Before it infects the entire country. Before it invades the entire world. From the fantastical, high-octane mind of Tim Meyer, author of Sharkwater Beach and In the House of Mirrors, comes his most frightening tale yet! Summer camp this year is at your own risk.
Here is what I thought
When I seen a review for this I thought it sounded pretty cool and wanted to try it. Overall, it was okay and I liked the monster aspects of it but there was a lot in this book I just didn’t care for and felt myself rolling my eyes a lot.
It has two different time lines and and a few different pov’s but it wasn’t real hard to catch on too once I figured it all out.
In 1991 at a camp on Kill Hill there was a incident with a monster and the group that had organized a camp for some kids. The monsters almost killed everyone that was there but it was covered up by an organization.
In 2016 there is a small group of college friends who have decided to go camping in Kill Hill. One of the guys is really into what happened in 1991 and thinks it will be cool to camp out where it happened. Really it’s just an attempt to get Seth laid as he has a major crush on Jenna. (rolls eyes). The first night they are there starts the action as one of the guys goes for a walk and doesn’t come back. Well, a part of him comes back, which freaks everyone out and they decide to try and get out of their but it’s really to late for that.
Frank is a hired killer who works for Tokugawa and he sees it as his big payday because he is getting a lot of money to do it. He doesn’t care if it’s killing people he knows. One of the guys tells him a story about monsters but he doesn’t believe him until he encounters something strange in the woods.
Eventually, the college kids run into Frank who sort of tries to help but he only wants to help one of them because he knows that one. He could care less about anyone else. Some strange things start to happen to a couple in the group.
So I feel like it’s hard to try and explain much more without giving away too much so let’s just say that once they get to Kill Hill lots of strange things happen and lots of carnage and the bits about 1991 had lots of carnage which is why this book gets its name. 🙂
I loved all the carnage and monster bits as they were really cool. It was really kind of a Island of Dr. Moreau meets a cheesy syfy movie. The end really did surprise me as I just didn’t see it going the way that it did.
The bits I got bored with where it felt like a book run on testosterones. I get that it was college kids but really I just got tired of all the sex talk and innuendos. Especially from Dave who was my most hated character and who I immediately hoped got killed. 🙂 Once it got most of that out it’s system and all hell’s breaking loose I was more into it.
So it was an interesting read but just not a favorite, though I am a bit in the minority because this book has lots of four and five star ratings, so if it sounds good read it. 🙂