Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Beast of Barcroft by Bill Schweigart

Fans of Stephen King and Bentley Little will devour The Beast of Barcroft, Bill Schweigart’s brilliant new vision of dark suburban horror. Ben thought he had the neighbor from hell. He didn’t know how right he was. . . .

Ben McKelvie believes he’s moving up in the world when he and his fiancée buy a house in the cushy Washington, D.C., suburb of Barcroft. Instead, he’s moving down—way down—thanks to Madeleine Roux, the crazy neighbor whose vermin-infested property is a permanent eyesore and looming hazard to public health.

First, Ben’s fiancée leaves him; then, his dog dies, apparently killed by a predator drawn into Barcroft by Madeleine’s noxious menagerie. But the worst is yet to come for Ben, for he’s not dealing with any ordinary wild animal. This killer is something much, much worse. Something that couldn’t possibly exist—in this world.

Now, as a devilish creature stalks the locals, Ben resolves to take action. With some grudging assistance from a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the crackpot theories of a self-styled cryptozoologist, he discovers the sinister truth behind the attacks, but knowing the Beast of Barcroft and stopping it are two different animals.

A page turning strange story !

The plot has piqued my curiosity and I was in the mood for something scary and different from my current reads. And this book has not dissapointed me.
From the beginning with the rats and strange animals, I was thinking to always check your neighbors. Wow... Some can be strange and thanks to this story now I will pay attention! Lol.

It was an original read with some great characters even if there is too many rats to my peace of mind. :-D
Ben McKelvie has just been left by his girlfriend and you will follow his adventures in this new strange neighborood. A horror story that you will have trouble to put down as soon as you will start reading it...

A really cool one!

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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