I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Slash by Hunter Shea
Published by Flame Tree Press on October 10, 2019
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Also by this author: The Jersey Devil, Just Add Water, Optical Delusion, We Are Always Watching, Money Back Guarantee, Fury Of The Orcas, Jurassic, Florida, The Devil's Fingers , Antarctic Ice Beasts, Ghost Mine, Misfits, Faithless
Five years after Ashley King survived the infamous Resort Massacre, she’s found hanging in her basement by her fiancé, Todd Matthews. She left behind clues as to what really happened that night, clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called The Wraith.
With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort, a death-tinged ruin in the Catskills Mountains. What they find is a haunted history that’s been lying in wait for a fresh set of victims. The Wraith is back, and he’s nothing what they expected.
Though Barb and I read this one is October we joined a blog tour for it so we are posting today to be a part of the tour. After you read my review please head over to Barb’s to check hers out and while you at it follow the rest of the tour! 😉 I know I am curious to see what everyone else thought!
One of my favorite authors has done it again! I really enjoyed this one it was a great take on the slasher genre!
Todd’s fiance was a final girl who survived a horrible tragedy at the Hayden Resort. It’s been five years since she faced the Wraith and she just couldn’t cope with things any more and kills herself. Todd is distraught and when he finds out she hid something in the resort he wants to go and check it out. They are about to tear down the resort so he has to do it soon.
He events a few friends to go with him but then changes his mind and tells them he wasn’t going to do it, but they knew he was lying and end up meeting him there. Together they go in and find the film, but they end up finding a whole lot more and will end up wishing they never stepped foot in Hayden because the Wraith is back and he is a gruesome killing machine!
I found the backstory of the Wraith to be kind of interesting and I liked how Shea created a slasher book that was a bit different.
When it comes to horror I try really hard not to become attached to any of the characters but I did end up liking a few and there was one I wanted to see die right off the bat…lol. I can’t say that I was a big fan of Todds but I did like his friend Heather and then I warmed up to Jerry after a while. I always know going in that Shea kills his characters so I was at least prepared.
I really enjoyed this one and I would say my only complaint would be that the ending sort of kept going on and on. I would think it was over and them bam the Wraith was back, so it was like just when you thought certain people where going to make it out alive they didn’t. Still it was a very awesome read!
Hunter Shea is the author of over 25 books, with a specialization in cryptozoological horror that includes The Jersey Devil, The Dover Demon, Loch Ness Revenge and many others. As part of the new horror line at Flame Tree Press, his novel Creature has gained critical acclaim. His novel, The Montauk Monster, was named one of the best reads of the summer by Publishers Weekly.
A lifetime New Yorker, Hunter is supported by his loving wife and two beautiful daughters. When he’s not studying up on cryptozoology, he’s an avid explorer of the unknown, having spent a night alone on the Queen Mary, searching for the Warren’s famous White Lady of the Union Cemetery and other mysterious places.
You can follow his travails at www.huntershea.com.