Book Review: They Come at Night
Good Morning Bookworms!
How’s your short week going? Mine’s been a bit chaotic (like my weekend!), so I’m desperate to a weekend with no plans and tons of R&R. Keep on trucking peeps, you can do this!
Moving on to the post at hand, today I’m sharing another book review. This time I read They Come at Night by Nick Clausen.
I’ve been a fan of Nick Clausen ever since reading The Girl Who Wasn’t There (my review here) and Beast (my review here). I’ve even had the honor of interviewing this talented author (check that out here), so when I got a free ebook copy of this book for being a subscriber of his mailing list, you can only imagine how excited I was (there may have been some drooling involved, haha!).
I’m a little backed up on buddy reads due to my library taking an odd amount of time to get books to me, so this was the perfect quick read to try out.
How did I like it? Keep on reading!
Four teenagers. A cottage by the beach. A scary secret kept by the locals. And those who come at night …
A classic horror story in a gothic setting told in a modern voice, They Come at Night has sold several thousand copies worldwide. It has everything for fans of horror, mystery, thrills and suspense.
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What a fun story!
I’ve read a couple of Clausen’s works by now, and I’m a fan. I received this book for free as one of his mailing list subscribers and enjoyed this reading experience.
In a nutshell, this book is about four teenagers who stay at a beach house for a much needed vacation. But when strange occurrences occur it makes them question if they are really alone, and if not, what may be lurking in the dark when the tide is full.
This is one of Clausen’s first published works, and while I had a bunch of fun, it didn’t quite have the same finesse that his more current works have. Despite that, a lot of the elements present really worked for me.
To start off, I liked the characters. Jayden is the MC, and he just wants to have a good time like his friends. I really liked the tension their collective friendship had at times. They could be a tad cliché, but they were teenagers so I didn’t judge it all that harshly. When I was a teen I had the same simple worries.
Plot really came into play well here. Who doesn’t love a vacation, right? I’ve always been leery of the water, and from the beginning I just kept telling myself “I don’t know, man.” The horror aspect felt more atmospheric at first before shifting throughout the rest of the novel. I would’ve actually preferred a bit more horror from chapter to chapter, but it was still satisfying. Also, there’s this whole mystery aspect to the story that I found to be really entertaining.
While this wasn’t my favorite Clausen work, it definitely had enough chills and thrills present to keep me happy, entertained, and ready for more frights from him in my future.
That’s a Wrap!
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Have you read this book before? What did you think? Do you have a book recommendation similar to this one? Feel free to share in the comments!
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