Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review: Kill Hill Carnage - by Tim Meyer

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

Well, that was nasty.  Kill Hill Carnage begins with the most gruesome and violent prologue I've read in 2018.  The year is 1991 and there is more than campers and counselors at Camp Christopher...

"It was here for mayhem and murder, and it would get what it wanted in large doses, oh yes it bloody would."

Years later, a group of five twenty-something friends crash the long deserted camp hoping for some kicks where so many lives ended all those years ago.  Warren and Fiona are a couple.  Jenna just broke up with her boyfriend and bad boy Dave and good guy Seth are both vying for her attention.  Then there's Frank Harmon, hired to eliminate some potential threats on Kill Hill.

The teenage interactions really made this story for me.  Believable, not forced at all. I loved Seth's meager attempts at talking to Jenna...

"But they both knew Seth had a better chance of impregnating a Kardashian than he did of sharing a kiss with Jenna Lamb."

Kill Hill Carnage does an excellent job of building suspense even when you have a pretty good idea about what's in store for our current day campers.  This is my third Tim Meyer book and my favorite thus far, having previously read both Sharkwater Beach and The Switch House.  This book is monster madness at its finest.  There are even tentacles.

"Tentacles whipped in the darkness behind him with the fury of some ancient elder god."

I found Kill Hill Carnage to be dark, bleak, and terrifying.  Definitely recommended.

Kill Hill Carnage is published by Sinister Grin Press and is available now in both paperback and e-book formats.

From the author's bio - Tim Meyer dwells in a dark cave near the Jersey Shore.  He’s an author, husband, father, podcast host, blogger, coffee connoisseur, beer enthusiast, and explorer of worlds. He writes horror, mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers, although he prefers to blur genres and let the stories fall where they may.

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