Mary SanGiovanni Savage Woods


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Bram Stoker award-nominated author Mary SanGiovanni returns with a terrifying tale of madness, murder, and mind-shattering evil . . .

Nilhollow—six-hundred-plus acres of haunted woods in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens—is the stuff of urban legend. Amid tales of tree spirits and all-powerful forest gods are frightening accounts of hikers who went insane right before taking their own lives. It is here that Julia Russo flees when her violent ex-boyfriend runs her off the road . . . here that she vanishes without a trace.

State Trooper Peter Grainger has witnessed unspeakable things that have broken other men. But he has to find Julia and can’t turn back now. Every step takes him closer to an ugliness that won’t be appeased—a centuries-old, devouring hatred rising up to eviscerate humankind. Waiting, feeding, surviving. It’s unstoppable. And its time has come.

Praise for the novels of Mary SanGiovanni

“A feast of both visceral and existential horror.” —F. Paul Wilson on Thrall

“Filled to the brim with mounting terror.” —Gary A. Braunbeck on The Hollower

“Nightmarish and vivid.” —FearZone on The Hollower
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    Savage Woods


    13. December 2017 um 09:30

    In this scary story, evil lurks in the woods. Including wood spirits and an ancient evil, the woods turn against everybody who dares entering...with bloody consequences.Creepy woods and lots of gore, B-movie style - the summary immediately caught my interest, but unfortunately I lost it almost immediately when I strated reading. The prologue, which explains the wood spirits and the reason why the Nilhollow area is doomed, was somewhat irritating - unspeakable spirit names which I constantly mixed up (was it the little ones or the great one she was talking about now?!) and had a hard time sorting out. Though I really wanted to find something likeable about the book (hey: savage creatures, gore, woods - it does sound great, doesn't it!), in the back of my head a small voice kept telling me that the whole setup was totally ridiculous.The plot itself brought nothing new: people go into the woods, people die horrible bloody deaths, other people start a search party, more people die, some people survive. While the story was routinely written, I never felt close to it or its characters, but remained indifferent, sometimes even bored. What bothers me most is that I can't find any great flaw explaining my dislike, I guess I just missed some WOW effect that would have made this one special. It just didn't work for me.(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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