Hello and welcome to the RandomThingsTours Blog Tour for The Nightmare Girl by Jonathan Janz.
Many thanks to Anne and FlameTreePress for sending me out a copy of the book to review for this tour.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; New edition (14 Feb. 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1787581292
- ISBN-13: 978-1787581296
About The Book
“When family man Joe Crawford confronts a young mother abusing her toddler, he has no idea of the chain reaction he’s setting in motion. How could he suspect the young mother is part of an ancient fire cult, a sinister group of killers that will destroy anyone who threatens one of its members? When the little boy is placed in a foster home, the fanatics begin their mission of terror.
Soon the cult leaders will summon their deadliest hunters―and a ferocious supernatural evil―to make Joe pay for what he’s done. They want Joe’s blood and the blood of his family. And they want their child back.”
About The Author
Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories. His work has been championed by authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, and Brian Keene; he has also been lauded by Publishers Weekly, the Library Journal, and the School Library Journal. His novel Children of the Dark was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year. Jonathan’s main interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children.
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What I Thought
I’ll start by saying that the title for this book, The Nightmare Girl, is very apt because that Angie one is a right ‘mare altogether! Poor Joe didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he was just trying to help where others just stood by and watched.
I really enjoyed this book, I love Jonathan Janz books, he’s really good at starting things off as seemingly normal before becoming a bit sinister, taking a right turn at the supernatural and heading straight for crazy town. I really enjoyed the banter between Joe and Copeland, the police chief, it added a bit of lightness. For a book that has quite a violent edge to it, I mean we’re talking murder, rituals, cults, sacrifices etc.. I still had a right laugh with their banter.
This was my kind of book and it had such a disturbing edge to it, really good I flew through it! Would actually make a great movie.. I’d totally watch it! Highly recommend it especially for my horror friends or even those who just love a really good, really dark, thriller.
Many thanks again to Anne and FlameTreePress, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.