What seems like one lucky day quickly trigger a series of unimaginable horrors for Strider, an unassuming hiker fresh off the Appalachian trail. In his panicked search for his missing fiancée, he finds himself trapped at Winter's Farm, a popular hiker destination with a kooky owner and mysterious disappearances. But a foreboding electric fence stymies his desperate escape.
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Unlucky in love, Strider decides to take on a challenge of a different kind, hike the Appalachian Trail. Little did he know, he would find himself trapped at an otherwise unassuming farm where hikers seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate. Did they really just take off as the eccentric owner suggests or is something far more nefarious going on? Will Strider get out unscathed or will his past catch up to him, leaving him prey to an electrifying ending? A.B. Gibson’s HIGH VOLTAGE is THAT book that should become a movie, the kind that will leave one afraid to turn off the lights or step off the beaten path/sidewalk! Entertaining, kind of quirky at times and filled with a cast of mostly strange characters, horror lovers will get their share of gore and a healthy respect for things that go bump in the woods.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is considered by many as one of nature's greatest challenges. It is a great way to break from the daily grind of modern life, or so thought Strider. He had a few weeks before starting a new job and decided to hike a portion of the Trail. When he meets an attractive young woman along the Trail and finds work on a farm that caters to hikers, Strider believes that life is really going his way. His perspective changes quickly, however, when hikers began to disappear from the farm and the owner seems strangely unconcerned. It isn't until he finds a stash of hikers' gear in an abandoned house nearby that he realizes the farm owner has secrets she intends to keep at any cost. High Voltage by A.B. Gibson is an entertaining and fast-paced novel. This is the first novel I’ve read by Gibson and I was not disappointed. The characters are engaging and fully believable and the plot has just enough realism to make one believe that it could happen. There are many remote areas along the Appalachian Trail and there are people in these areas who rarely interact with modern society. Gibson has created a novel that is right on the line between a mystery and horror novel. I fully recommend this book to everyone and give it 4/5 stars. *A copy of the ebook is the only compensation I received in exchange for this review.*