Author: Tim Curran
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Publisher: DarkFuse (and courtesy of NetGalley)
Published: March 4, 2014
Page Amount: 198 pages
Blurb From Goodreads: 200 years ago, the village of Clavitt Fields was burned to the ground. It was hoped that what lived there had perished in the fire. But they did not perish. They went underground…
For generations, they lived and bred in darkness, adapting themselves to a subterranean existence. Now they are rising to the surface, and what they’ve become is a horror beyond belief, a crawling nightmare of evil and bloodthirsty violence bent on destruction.
The night is alive…and it belongs to them.
NIGHTCRAWLERS, the horrifying new novel from master of suspense Tim Curran.
Why Read: NetGalley it was again… and also because as many of my viewers know, I’m absolutely a horror-junkie. I love anything that sets my hairs on end and I certainly wasn’t going to pass up a chance to read a book called “Nightcrawlers”.
Review: Nightcrawlers… how can I justify this book? Rather… how can I justify how much I enjoyed it? Normally I go for books that aren’t so obviously frightening, I like the psychological… the freaky… the Hannibal Lector style books: but somehow this book achieved that, while I was picturing some pretty concerning monsters in my mind.
The characters, whether they are Kenney or the poor Sheriff, are easy to emphasize with, and I found myself looking at their dilemma from both sides of the situation. Also, although I won’t spoil it for anyone, some parts of the book in particular (I’m just going to mention “underground tunnels” and leave it at that) are chilling, and for me really brought out the human nature in each of the characters.
Looking at this book from a plot perspective: you couldn’t go wrong. It may look like a cheap horror fix, but while it sends chills crawling up and down your spine and making you second-guess the darkness in the window outside your bedroom – it also makes one second guess the blindness of men. In particular, I found the moments where the Sheriff was attempting to explain himself to Kenney to be very telling
So whether you are a horror-junkie, like myself, or someone looking for a quick read to ask yourself interesting questions about the nature of man… Nightcrawlers could be for you.
Rating: 4.2/5 Stars
Review Coming Soon: At Least You’re in Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell