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Welcome to Blackhaven, October 31st, 1984.
A small, sleepy town cut off from the hardships and the horrors of the modern world - Blackhaven has enjoyed a fruitful, peaceful history in it's 300 years.
That's all about to change...
Something is coming. Something unspeakable. Something evil.
300 years ago to the day, the founders of Blackhaven made a deal with an outside force in order to secure their comfort and safety. A deal that now, centuries later, requires payment. A deal that will see the quiet streets run red, and the fires rise. The people of Blackhaven are about to learn the true cost of sacrifice, for Hell is coming to claim what's owed.
And the Devil will have his day....
I’ve been reading outside my comfort zone lately, and this book is a very big example of that. This is a horror book, plain and simple-not suspense with some horror elements (which I semi-regularly once a year will read), but horror, scary, nightmarish, horror. I’m not sure what possessed me to read this, but it was excellent. There’s some minor typos/grammatical errors, but not anything more than a big-publishing house might also miss. There’s a lot of characters, and the novel moves very quickly so most of the characters you don’t get to know terribly well, but the author does a fantastic job of letting you get to know each individual very quickly, in a short time, so you feel for each individual.
The pace is very quick moving, the gore is extreme-and the author Scott goes way far with the gore and the blood and the guts. I think he went TOO far, honestly, but again, I don’t normally normally read this genre so perhaps the gore is typical. Overall, the book was just so well done. If you are a fan of graphic horror, you’ll love this.
(If you are new to my reviews and are wondering why I’m raving about the book, yet I’m not giving a five star review, I very seldom give 5 star reviews, and I only give them when I really “fall in love” with the characters, and I didn’t in this book)