Published by Sinister Grin Press on July 30th 2016
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Chasing Ghosts had me chasing down the pages (Ok, I know seriously bad attempt at humor)
Chasing Ghosts begins as three boys (Jesse, Davy & Luke) go venturing off into the woods “Chasing Ghosts”. The want to go test their bravery and explore the Cobb family home. The Cobb’s were back woods people who kept to themselves. Rumors about them have been around for ages. When the remaining member of the Cobb family died, the boys decided to go explore the old home. They do not return home.
A punk band is scheduled to play at a secluded cabin in the woods not far from the Cobb family home. There will be booze, music and mayhem. The band members are used to having an audience, but they seem to have captured the attention of someone who would not be on their VIP list. When their lead singer walks off into the woods and does not return, the remaining band members and Jesse’s father (what? how did he get there!?!) decide to go looking for him.
The woods in Maine are very beautiful but they can also be deadly. This is a short, fast paced book which had my complete attention for the entirety of the book. There is never any down time for any of the characters or the reader. The action is constant and does not let up. There is no escaping the horror which will be unleashed in the woods. In many ways, this book read like a horror film. That’s a compliment by the way. I enjoyed this book, but it is not for the squeamish. Horror fans will most likely enjoy this. It can easily be read in one sitting as it is around 123 pages(on my device). I do wish it had been a little longer as I wanted a little more backstory on the family that the town disappeared but had been living in the woods along. But other than wanting a little bit more, I found this to be an enjoyable and gory read.
This was my first book by Rolfe but it will not be my last.
Thank you to Sinister Gin Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.