Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan

Nightmare City
by Andrew Klavan
From Goodreads:
Nightmare City
by Andrew Klavan
Release Date: 11/05/13
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Summary from Goodreads:
Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.
As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.
Now Tom s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?
Tom is a good reporter he knows how to look for answers but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything including Tom s life hangs in the balance.
My Review:
With the first few pages of this book I thought it was predictable. It's not. When with the fog was getting so thick, I thought I have been here, do this. I was very wrong. The creatures in the fog are terrifying. This novel is very intriguing and the fear of the unknown compels you to keep reading.
This book is very well written and has a chilling feel to it. I had to keep reading, because I had to know what was happening to Tom, the lead character. What would you think if you were to wake one morning to find that everyone else was gone? They have just disappeared.  Adding to the mystery is your dead brother’s voice coming from the TV in the basement, the mysterious phone calls from you missing mom, and the weird creatures in the fog.
I am willing to admit that I had an uneasy feeling, while reading this in the dark, late at night with everyone else in the house asleep. This is a haunting and insightful read. It kept me wondering what would happen next. The author really made me care about The outcome and the lead character. I really look forward to reading more by Andrew Klavan.
About the author:
Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember.He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa
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3 print copies of Nightmare City (US only)

1 comment:

  1. I love that it turned out to be chilling and unpredictable. Lovely review Kathy :)