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#102: Night Chill - Jeff Gunhus (With #Giveaway)

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In addition to writing supernatural thrillers for adults, Jeff Gunhus is also the author of the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. (www.jacktemplar.com) 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.

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My review of Jack Templar Monster Hunter
My review of  Jack Templar and the Monster Academy
My review of Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires


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.

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REVIEW:
Chilling!
This story was one that at times I couldn't read at night. My vivid imagination mixed with this dark, spine-tingling tale of sacrifice and murder was too much too handle. It definitely kept me awake at night.
I love that in a horror, thriller or scary novel though. If it doesn't scare the bejeezus out of me and keep my awake at night, or sleeping with one eye open, it's not scary enough. I find those reads are not that entertaining either. A little healthy scare never hurt anybody.
I loved Jeff's middle-grade series, Jack Templar, and am happy he wrote this book for adults. He has a way of capturing the reader.
All horror fans, check this one out. You will be glad you did!


4.5/5


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  1. Great review! I love those books that keep you up from the creepiness! This is right up my alley! :D

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