Summery From Goggle Books:
Two years after losing their infant son to a tragic accident, Peter Martell, a novelist with a peculiar knack for finding lost things, and his wife, Sylvia, are devastated to learn they may no longer be able to have children.
In need of a fresh start, and compelled by strange dreams, the couple decide to rent a lake house in the idyllic town of Gilchrist, Massachusetts, a place where bad things might just happen for a reason.
As bizarre events begin to unfold around them-a chance encounter with a gifted six-year-old boy, a series of violent deaths, and repeated sightings of a strange creature with a terrifying nature-Peter and Sylvia are drawn into the chaos and soon discover that coming to Gilchrist may not have been their decision at all.
Set against a small New England town in the summer of 1966, GILCHRIST is a sinister tale about the haunting origins of violence, evil, and the undying power of memory.
My Personal Thoughts:
I am finished with the book it took me 3 days to finish. Strong characters. strong plot. A little all over the place at times. I feel that there are to many characters but with that said each one has a purpose. There are moments in the story which makes the reader wonder just what the over all plot is, it felt disjointed at times in what it wanted to do. With that said the plot is very intense and also violent. It captures the wonderful darkness and dread a horror story should have. The conclusion ultimately worked. Somewhat predictable and yet somewhat very fresh and original. I thought the best part of the book was the overall ending. The final showdown with the character of Ricky and also the outcome to Peter's existence was the golden ticket of the book. The end result left this reader very satisfied.
How I read it: Kindle
Book Length: 512 pages
Would I Recommend: To horror lovers and those seeking out an interesting story. I feel early Stephen King lovers will enjoy this.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Four Words: Descriptive. Sadistic. Original. Entertaining.