This book grabs you from the very first paragraph! A fast paced, scary, well-written thriller. It has a little of everything, good guys and bad guys, good ghosts and evil, walking dead and werewolves. It does leave you needing to read the next one, but very well done!
This is the first part of the story (wish I'd known beforehand) that continues in 1 or more books. Although the plot held my interest, it ends quite oddly or I should say, it just ends. The characters are interesting and the story is a huge build-up to a climax that doesn't come which is quite disappointing. It started out great and there are a few good scares, but this struck me as more of a crime story with an occasional visit by the supernatural.
Evil doesn't die Pine Deep buried the horrorsof its past a long time. Thirty years have passed since serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. Now, residents and tourists enjoy the country' largest Halloween celebration in what is cheerfully called the spookiest town in America. But a month before halloween it begins again. Unspeakably descrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets,seeking to shred the very soul of this vunerable community. Yes, the people of Pine Deep have faced a killer before . But this time,evil has many faces-and the lust and will to rule. This struggle will be epic
A good supernatural thriller with an odd ending.
Good horror novel. Get past the first few pages and you are swept into the town and characters and wish it would go on.
Good and scary. Just in time for halloween. Something evil has been revived in a small community after many years.
Pine Deep knows evil and it is a dark evil. There is conventional evil and supernatural evil. Fast gripping read that leads to a very visually appealing story. I would recommend this to any fan of the horror genre.
This is a must read... I couldn't put it down it's GREAT!! if you love horror and adventure, plus romance.
Great book to begin the trilogy. Maberry is on par with Stephen King and other horror authors. Enjoyed this book from cover to cover and the next two books in the trilogy, Dead Man's Song and Bad Moon Rising are a must read.
1st Mayberry book i've read. loved it. Fiarly long book, 472 pages. Blew through it in 3 days. Already ordered the next Mayberry book.
Yowza! What an exciting book! And what an intricate set-up! I am VERY glad that this trilogy is complete now that I am reading it - I don't know that I could have waited. The book was very exciting. The only thing that bothered me was the book's tendency towards redundancy. I suppose that a slower-reader, or someone with a poor memory would not notice, or would maybe even be grateful for the reminders present throughout. That aside, I am VERY interested to see where this trilogy is going!
I just finished this book and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I look forward to reading the second one "Dead Man's Song".
I haven't read a horror story for some time and wasn't disappointed at all with this one! I loved the story line and kept me in suspense. Can't wait to read the next two books in the series!
Didn't much care for this-
1. way way too long
2. too many pages of descriptions descriptions descriptions
3. brutality violent and very graphic
4. foul language(most books have some but this was a lot)
5. storyline fairly good but just drawn out too long which was unnecessary
6. consider it suspense/horror I guess as there is no mystery to it
It will grab you from the first but then after you get the general idea then it just drags out too long
Many of my friends enjoyed this story but as much as I tried (and, boy, did I ever try) I could not fall into this book.
Part of the problem was the narrator. His voice was gravelly and deep and it suited some of the characters but it grated on me. Sorry but it's true. It's a personal thing and I know this. You may love his manly voice but it didn't do it for me. His female voices were nothing short of atrocious and unnatural and I am not apologizing for that.
But the other part of my problem was the story itself. I can usually get past a not-so-fantastic narrator if the story grabs me but, try as I might, I could not stay focused on this story of violence (mainly) perpetrated by awful men. Spending time in the heads of these despicable fellows was not a fun time and I guess I just wasn't in the mood for it because I found it slow and uninteresting and I didn't find it even a wee bit scary. I enjoyed the small town setting but the awful things going on and around there just left me kind of numb and very bored. I didn't care for any of the characters and that is always a big problem for me so I more than likely won't be continuing on with the series.
this is a great novel. highly recommened this. there are two sequels to thisbook.its about a serial killer gets murdered by a black guy then the black guy is lynched and they both come back as ghost.