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June 7, 2013

I'm a Wuss! Should I Read Night Chill?

As you may know, I'm touring Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus this month. While I love a good thriller, I absolutely do not read horror. Jeff asked me about reading his new supernatural thriller and I was like yeah! I enjoyed his middle grades series so I was sure a book for adults would be great. Then, he sent me the cover:

The cover alone gave me the creeps. Seriously, my skin crawled and goose pimpled when I opened the email. (After the book blast on Monday where I had to check on all the blogs, seeing the cover that many times gave me nightmares. Every time I closed my eyes all I could see was the ghostly image of the cover. Monday night was pretty sleepless.)

Yet, the summary drew me in...

Emotionally scarred from a car accident in which a little girl was killed, Jack Tremont moves his family from Southern California to Prescott City in the quiet mountains of Western Maryland. At first, the small town appears to be the perfect place to reconnect with his family and to cure his troubled conscience, but Jack soon discovers he has left one nightmare only to walk into another. When a stranger who has been struck by lightning dies in Jack's arms, a child's voice comes from the man's smoldering body to issue a warning:
They're coming for your little girl, Jack. . . you better run. Take your family and run.
The warning turns prophetic when a local cult targets Jack's five year-old daughter Sarah and Jack finds himself in a fight against dark, supernatural forces that he cannot begin to understand. With the help of a mysterious Native American, Jack uncovers more than just a conspiracy that extends into the small community, but an ancient mystery larger than anything he could have imagined. Suddenly, he's not only fighting for his family, but also to stop a devastating evil from escaping into the world. Above all, he must rush against the clock to save his little girl.
But then some bloggers reviewing the book starting mentioning how creepy it was.

"This book is chilling" say Kriss, of Cabin Goddess

In Rayborn Rambles' review  it says, "you might struggle with the battle between wanting to hide under the covers...But this book is so well written and suspenseful,  you can't put it down."

Then there is Jeff's description at Amazon about how Night Chill is scary, in the "being home alone, the doors locked for the night, the kids asleep and, just as you close your eyes, you hear the creak of a floorboard downstairs. Followed by another. And another" kind of way. 

I'm just not sure I can handle it. I'm a big wuss. Seriously, here's some stuff that scares me.

  • Stephen King (Pet Semetary, Carrie)
  • Bunnicula (when I was little my sister made a deal with me to read it. I can't remember what I would get in return, but I couldn't make it past the red glowing eyes. My nephew laughed at me when I told him I couldn't read it).
  • The Godric's Hollow scene in the movie version of Deathly Hallows, particularly the part where the snake strikes towards the screen. I jump EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
  • Friday the 13th movies - never seen one but the previews were scary enough
  • The movie poster for Arachnophobia
Now that you know a few of the things that scare me, I have a BIG favor to ask. Can you read Night Chill and tell me if it will give me nightmares? The ebook is only 99 cents this week. I really don't want to miss out on a great book, but I can't afford any more sleepless nights. Please, will you read it for me?

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  1. I am reading it right now! Not too far into it so I'm not reading anything too scary right now. I'll be back to tell ya what I think!

    Jeff's style of writing tells me this is going to get creepier and creepier though:)