Night Chill

Night Chill

by Jeff Gunhus

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ISBN-13: 9780615828381
Publisher: Seven Guns Press
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeff Gunhus is the author of the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with his kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.

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Night Chill 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
(Book given to me by Mr. Gunhus himself for an honest review) When I saw Night Chill, I knew I wanted to read it. The cover, beckoned to me. I had to have it, so I sent a request that went to Mr. Jeff Gunhus directly. I am so happy he did because the book took me on a supernatural journey that compared to the greatest in horror-telling! The man can scare you! Night Chill is about Jack Tremont and his family. Well no, that's not right. It's about a lot of people. Some very bad people. For reasons unknown, strangers are after Jack and Lauren's daughter, Sarah. And they aren't normal people. They're immortals... because they have a process called, "The Taking" and it has to do with killing young people, mostly girls. As Jack is dealing with a guilt-ridden past, he's trying to make a new life for his family when a stranger attempts to abduct his little girl while at a rest area during a thunderstorm. A supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues, leading Jack to think he's going insane, arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping! Night Chill was a great read, with lots of action, hauntings and an ancient hellion from your darkest of dreams. The actions made you either an angry or heartbroken parent or a 'fraidy cat, cringing at the creaks and shadows of your home while reading in the middle of the night. It was awesome- just the sort of book I love reading! I don't believe it was horror, but there were some seriously horrific scenes, I tell you what! lol This book was like Poltergeist and Hannibal Lector combined! If you like scary, this is the story for you. Now Night Terror is a continuation of Night Chill. The story carries on with the Tremont family in the same game, ... For the rest of this review, please visit http://bit.ly/1HI32wA
Lelelia More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author for a unbiased review. I really liked this book. Filled with tension, supernatural elements and familial danger, it keeps the reader on their toes throughout. How far would I go to save my child...all the way, just as our lead character Jack. The author keeps the reader engaged and I had a hard time putting the book down to go to bed. The book has gore, spookiness and drama. It is a great read for those who like horror and/or supernatural stories. I highly recommend this book!
DesPutaski More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book as part of the Xpresso Book Tours Blog Tour. A word of warning… do not start this book if you have any other plans for the day! I was sucked into what my husband calls “One More Syndrome”. I’ll get dinner started…. after one more chapter. I’ll help the kids with homework… after one more chapter. I’ll finish the laundry… you get the point. It was always just one more chapter and I’ll get back to my regularly scheduled life. That didn’t work out so well for me. This book wastes no time getting into the creep factor. Jack Tremont is warned that his daughter is in danger and he should run… just pick up his family and get out! This message is passed along to him by the town drunk as he enters a bar to enjoy a drink with his friend Max. Jack shakes it off as just the town drunk being weird. A thunderstorm rolls in and Jack witnesses the messenger being struck by lightning; as he tries to resuscitate him the same message comes through… Sarah is in danger… run! Once this seed is planted in Jack’s mind it’s a non-stop roller coaster ride. And the rest area scene, where Nate Huckley tries to abduct Sarah… yea, this completely creeped me out because I’ve been stuck at rest areas during a storm with my kids in the car. You’re in an area with no cell reception, half the lights are out, and the only other car in the lot seems to be deserted; but your eyes still dart all over looking for that crazy person lurking in the shadows. Needless to say, I’m not sure I’ll be stopping at any rest areas that aren’t completely packed any time soon. For horror fans, there is gore and plenty of it in parts. There are ritual sacrifices! But for me the creepiest part of the book was the psychological horror of it. The plunge into the dark side of the human psyche. Just exactly what greed and the hunger for absolute power will do to a person. What extremes they will go to, to achieve their ultimate goal. Each and every character in this book is expertly crafted and has a degree of depth to them that I haven’t seen in quite some time. We aren’t introduced to any fluff characters here. Each and every character plays a vital role in what’s happening. I love the way the author crafts each sense; he builds every scene layer by layer, adding a new sense with each sentence. The characters don’t just look at something. They see it, they feel I, they smell it, and hear it. Once you get to the point where every part of the story comes together to paint the whole picture you will find yourself sucking in a deep breath and shaking your head. I never would have imagined that some of the characters would have played out the way they did. The supernatural aspect of the story wasn’t in any way cheesy or hokey. With its basis in Native American folklore you’ll find yourself wanting to find out more about these stories to find out if they are really true or just the byproduct of an active imagination. I don’t want to give anything about this story away because it’s just so awesome that everyone should read it! If you are a fan of King or Koontz you will not be disappointed with this book.