Blurb: Five years after Ashley King survived the infamous Resort Massacre, she s found hanging in her basement by her fiancé, Todd Matthews. She left behind clues as to what really happened that night, clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called The Wraith. With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort, a death-tinged ruin in the Catskills Mountains. What they find is a haunted history that s been lying in wait for a fresh set of victims. The Wraith is back, and he s nothing what they expected.
Who needs sleep anyway?! Slash has me jumping at creaks and shadows, begging for an escort to the bathroom, and desperately trying to forget some of the grotesquely inventive murders Hunter Shea brought to life… er, death… here.
The first half of the book is slow and uneventful, lulling the reader into a false sense of security. We are invited into the very real horrors of a life with PTSD, as Ash struggles to deal with being the only survivor of a horrifically gory murder spree.
We then delve further into emotional trauma as Todd reels from the sudden loss of the love of his life, and pulls his friends into his destructive downward spiral as he fights for some meaning in Ash’s life and death.
The second half of the book is bloody (literally) insanity!
From the minute Todd uncovers the first hidden clue in the crime scene that was once the Hayden Resort, we are on an adrenaline spiked race through darkness and danger, listening for telltale cracking twigs and feeling the chilling certainty that the killer is right around the corner (or under the bed… seriously, I can’t sleep!).
From then on, Hunter Shea effortlessly blends classic slasher flick gore shocks with a hefty shot of paranormal supervillainery; making it clear that it will take a miracle for a single character to survive the night. And they are short on miracles at the Hayden, but have plenty of hell to go around.
If you’re looking for a read to get your heart pounding, your stomach turning, and those small hairs on the back of your neck tingling like crazy, then this is the one. If you like sleep, enjoy your food and want to be able to go for a night time wee solo then maybe not. On your own violently decapitated head be it…!
“… Some mysteries aren’t meant to be solved, but at least in this case, we have some of the pieces. This is a tragic place. It didn’t start out that way, but being here, now, I get the strong feeling that the Hayden wants it’s secrets hidden from the world. So I’m going to leave this recording here. If someone finds it, maybe that’s a sign that I was wrong and the truth demands to be brought to the light.”
– Hunter Shea, Slash
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