by: D. Melhoff
A remote summer camp becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm's fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counselors must follow a trail of dark children's fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.
Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.
*this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.
I am a huge lover of the horror genre, so when I read the synopsis of the book, I knew this would be one epic read!
Even though I am not familiar with the original Grimm Fairytale, I was still able to grasp myself to the story, and enjoy it all the way through.
Throughout the entire book you're drawn into this gruesome world filled with true horror, mystery, and one heck of a thrill ride! The writing is fantastic, and very detailed. I was able to visualize all the scenes in this book, which made it all too real and creepy. Especially the murder scenes, oh my, were they gorey and messy!
I was constantly on the hedge of my seat anticipating what was going to happen next. With every chapter leaving you wanting more nd more!
I enjoyed all the characters in this story, even though Scott was not very likable at times. They all developed perfectly. You were on this mystery adventure with them, just trying to find out who the killer is.
This book had the feel of Friday the 13th movie franchise, mixed with Freeforms series, Dead of Summer. I love both of them, so that's a huge compliment in my eyes.
Towards the end of the book, I still had no idea who was the murderer! Every time I thought I knew, I was hit with another crazy plot twist!
Overall, I could not recommended this book enough! If you love horror, you will throughly enjoy and appreciate this story. It honestly needs to come on the big screen, that would be epic!!!
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D. Melhoff was born in a prairie ghost town that few people have heard of and even fewer have visited. While most of his stories are for adults, he also enjoys terrifying younger audiences from time to time, as seen in his series of twisted picture books for children. He credits King, Poe, Hitchcock, Harris, Stoker, and his second grade school teacher, Mrs. Lake, for turning him to horror. For more information, visit www.dmelhoff.com.
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