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 counsellors 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, GrimmWoodsis 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.
Genre: Thriller Published by: Bellwoods Publishing Publication Date: December 2016 Number of Pages: 384 ISBN: 0992133130 (ISBN13: 9780992133139) Purchase Links:Amazon | Goodreads
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.
My Review: So let's see, a group of teenage camp counselors in the woods, sex, drugs, booze, and and some spooky ass woods. Sounds like your typical 80's slasher set up, right? That's totally the vibe that this book has, and I can tell you I'm a HUGE fan of that genre of movies! I have to admit the beginning of this book was kind of a slow burn for me, but it did pick up speed and in such a gruesome way! This has got all the fun mixes of horror, campy cheese, and of course a sprinkling of the fairy tales from your childhood, except these have teeth!
This was a pretty good book, like I said the beginning was a bit slow, but once it found it's pace it didn't wanna stop moving super fast, which I could get behind fully!
There is a lot of sex (implied and otherwise), lots of drugs and booze, and of course tons of profanity. I don't have a problem with these, but if you do then this might not be your cup of tea.
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