Backwoods

Backwoods

by Sara Reinke
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Backwoods 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
GraceKrispy More than 1 year ago
After a mysterious creature pops out from the trees, Andrew Braddock, a self-claimed "tree counter," crashes his jeep in the midst of the Appalachian mountains. The day started out with a routine research assignment, but is quickly turning bizarre as he fends for his life in a creek. He is quickly pulled to safety by an Army reservist who takes him to a top-secret research facility deep in the Appalachian mountains. As Andrew gets to know these new surroundings, he becomes acquainted with an entrancing nurse, an autistic child, an eccentric scientist, a forceful Major, and a collection of the enlisted, including his very own hero, the alluring Dani. Things are not quite as they seem, and soon Andrew finds himself putting together the pieces to form a truly horrific whole. Will he survive? Will anyone? This contemporary horror novel by Sara Reinke pulls you in from the beginning and doesn't let you go until the very last page. Along the way, you're given hints as to the big secret at this "top-secret" facility, but the truth is so much worse than you can even imagine. What starts out as a bit of a mystery quickly reveals a truly horrific experiment gone out of control. With nicely developed characters, the story is an easy and colorful read. Andrew finds himself in a few romantic trysts in this story, but the star relationship is the intriguing connection between Alice (the autistic child) and Andrew. The ending offers a nice sense of closure while still leaving the reader guessing as to what may happen- the perfect mix for this type of horror novel. There is suspense and intrigue, with a good dose of gore thrown in for good measure. I loved the idea behind this story. I can imagine such an event actually taking place in some remote location, as terrifying as it is. I was really drawn in by Andrew's character as we both tried to figure out what was going on. Although the major characters were, for the most part, well-developed, I felt Suzette's character didn't quite have the depth that the storyline required. She was somewhat of a major player, but I didn't quite understand her motivation and why she would take the job that she did, with the history that she had. She felt a little unrealistic compared to the other characters. I think the suspense was nicely done, but the gory "finale" lasted a few too many pages for my taste. @ MotherLode blog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting--scary--keeps you on the edge of your seat!! Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose to read this after reading other stories from her. Really enjoyed reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty decent. Worth the time to read it. Not a masterpiece by any means but it has a strong plot and substantial characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book - suspenseful, exciting, can't put down, etc. etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Free is always good, but even better when the book can deliver an entertaining story and keep your attention from start to finish! Loved this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrew has an accident that lands him at a secret military facility. While there he falls in love, meets a strange cast of characters and discovers more than he wants to know about a secret biogical program. Creepy, engrossing and interesting. A very enjoyable read. Do not miss it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Other than some grammatical errors, this was a pretty good read. Suspense, sci-fi, and a little romance all in one novel. Not too bad at all!
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Not as well edited as others, but i couldn't put it down. Thank you!
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Following a car accident, Andrew is stranded at a top secret government research facility in Appalachia with military and research personnel. During his stay, Romance begins to blossom for Andrew just as he starts piecing together the grisely research occuring at the facility. Overall not an ok book. Didn't leave much mystery to figure out what was going on. Did enjoy Andrew and his story as well as the love story.
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There were several discrepancies. When they brought Andrew's vehicle to the base they said the roads were closed but why didn't he ask then how were they able to get his vehicle? Also, on chapter 5, how can Andrew look down Suzette Montgomery's blouse if she's on the deck above him? She would have to be leaning with her body hanging over and down the deck railing. I think this story needs better editing. I don't know why, but I did not like this story. If those things were so strong and fast, Prendick would have been able to break out of the garage with his scorpion tail. Andrew would have been dead a long time ago when those monsters would throw him so hard against the wall he would dent it.
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Another Free Friday book, and I must say this is the BEST one of the free e-books I have gotten so far. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. This book is loaded with action & suspense. with just a touch of romance, and also, to my delight, a fair amount of horror! Parts of it reminded me a little of H.P. Lovecraft. It really grabbed me from the first few pages, and held on to my interest until the end. I will have to keep my eye out for more books by Sara Reinke! LOVED IT!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was like resident evil meets the thing. The author has very little life experience in her writing. seemed to use vocabulary to prove that she had one rather use it to enrich the story. I had so many issues with this book I cant fit them all in this review. Worst book I have read in a very long time. At least it was a free book and I can see why. what bothered me most is the protagonist from AK and works in the woods of KY is afraid of guns and dont know how to use them. he received more blows to the head than anyone could handle. gets stitches on his head and spends the wrest of the story brushing his hands through his hair never to mention the stitches. So many holes in this story it made reading it a chore.
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