The Beast of Barcroft
Version: ARC Ebook
** I received this book from NetGallery in exchange for an honest review **
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.
I absolutely loved this book, it was scary, gruesome and different all in one and I cant wait to read more by this author. I flew through this book and read it in about 1 day.
Ben felt very real to me, what I mean is what he was going through felt to me like something everyone would go through in his circumstance and isn’t over exaggerated in anyway throughout the book. I loved Lindsey, which brought a LGBT element to the story. At first I thought the relationship with Ben and Lindsey was going to go a way I didn’t want it to but I became ok with how it went at the end of the story. I really liked the way ben was written in the story to handle the information when he found out. He was ok with it straight away and never changed anything in the relationship between them,
The writing was so easy to read and made me feel like I was there, I could clearly Imagine everything that was happening and I really like when a book does that for me and I can truly escape in to it.
I would recommend any one who likes paranormal horror types of books. I have requested his next book straight away from net gallery to read that one as I cant wait till its out and Im also going to be checking out Bill’s first book ‘Slipping the Cable’, as soon as I can