Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Review Of Night Chill and Killer Within By Jeff Gunhus

About the Books

Night Chill

Night Chill by Jeff GunhusTitle: Night Chill | Author: Jeff Gunhus   Publication Date:December 11, 2013 |  Publisher: Seven Guns Press | Pages: 438 | Recommended Ages: Adult
Summary:    * Night Chill is now a 2014 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist. *
In the tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz – intended for mature audiences. Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark, ancient power who will stop at nothing to abduct Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. He must soon face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.

Buzz About “Night Chill”

*  Night Chill currently has 300+ Reviews on Amazon with 212 5-Star Reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars.*
“Readers looking for a good scare will delight in this novel, even if they suddenly feel compelled to sleep with the lights on.” Publishers Weekly
“Gunhus delivers a taut supernatural thriller…the powerful Nate Huckley terrifies, and the assorted cast of human antagonists add to the white-knuckle tension. All the chops of an action-packed horror tal.” ~Kirkus Reviews
“…unforgettable, exceptional debut. A primitive ritual and an ancient secret threaten a family’s safety in this heart-pounding tale of horrific madness, Guaranteed to trigger night sweats along with a childlike, irrational fear of the creaky attic, Jeff Gunhus’s Night Chill will not disappoint horror fans.” Forward Clarion Reviews, 5 Stars
 My Review: Scary. Gripping. Mysterious. This book will send chills up your spine. I kept turning the page to see what will happen next. 

Killer Within

Killer Within by Jeff GunhusTitle: Killer Within: An Allison McNeil Thriller | Author: Jeff Gunhus  Publication Date: March 11, 2014 |  Publisher: Seven Guns Press | Pages: 328 |  Recommended Ages: Adult
Summary:  Arnie Milhouse is a murderer. A millionaire with dozens of kills in his past and no one the wiser. But when his name surfaces in connection with the death of a D.C. call girl, Arnie knows it’s only a matter of time before the FBI puts the pieces together. As he makes plans to disappear and leave his life in Annapolis behind forever, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman who takes an interest in him. The perfect final victim. He can’t believe his luck.
Only luck has nothing to do with it.
Allison McNeil has returned to Annapolis, a city that she promised herself she would never come back to, not while the cruel memories of her time at the United States Naval Academy still haunt her. But she’s willing to do just about anything to get close to Arnie, even if it means having to face down the demons of her past. Her plans work and soon she and Arnie find themselves locked in a dangerous dance of seduction and betrayal. But Arnie isn’t the only one who carries a secret and the dark truth about Allison McNeil makes a final confrontation between them inevitable. Neither of them know it, but they’re on a collision course that only one of them will survive.

Buzz About “Killer Within”

“I have been following the writing and character development skills of author, Jeff Gunhus, for some time. His growth and attention to detail really shine through in this novel. KILLER WITHIN is a huge success! The intermingled multiple mystery plotlines and detailed descriptions of the locale in which this novel takes place combine to make this a breathtaking, scary and interesting work. Once I picked it up I was hard pressed to put it down. Can’t wait for Gunhus’ next novel! ” ~ 5 Star Review, Gloria Frost, Amazon
“KILLER WITHIN is an absorbing study of both a killer’s mind as well as his pursuer’s motivation. The cat-and-mouse game between the two main characters moves to its conclusion with the outcome unclear until the last pages.” IndieReader
“A balanced blend of heart-pounding visuals and soul-searching introspection, Killer Within, Gunhus’s second novel, reaches beyond ordinary expectations for the genre. Gunhus exhibits a distinctive style typically found in seasoned authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King.” Forward Clarion Reviews, 5 Stars
 My Review: Suspense. Plot twist. Page turner. Arnie is trapped in a situation and what he chooses to do changes him. Allison chooses to let situations make her a stronger person. I was trapped in this world waiting to see if Allison will be okay. 

About the Author: Jeff Gunhus

Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.

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