Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Kill Creek
Title: Kill Creek
By: Scott Thomas
Published: 2017
Call #: Fic Thomas

 Kill Creek is the story of a haunted house in the vein of The Shining and The Haunting of Hill House, where it isn't ghosts that go bump in the night, but the house itself.  Four horror writers have all been invited to spend the night at the notoriously haunted Finch House as a publicity stunt for a pop culture website.  It seems easy enough, especially when the interview for the website seems to be the only terrifying thing they've faced so far.  In fact, by the time the night is over, nothing has happened at all and the authors leave Finch House unscathed....or so they think.  The true horrors begin as whatever lives in the house follows them home.  The group soon realizes that the only way to return to their normal lives is to return to Finch House and figure out what's going on.  The house, however, has no intention of letting go without a fight. 

While the book did not leave me sleeping with the lights on and has a slow buildup to the horror elements, it was an enjoyable read.  The second half of the book is worth the time it takes to get there.  This book is equal parts psychological horror and slasher with a delightful surprise on the last page.  Kill Creek felt like a classic haunted house book that fans of the genre will appreciate.

Mary-Megan K.
Popular Materials Assistant