By: E.C. Fisher
Length: 73 Pages
Published: February 19th 2018
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ (+ many more)
Charlie Hamilton’s death at Camp High Tide is confounding and offers more questions than answers. While checking into his background, Detective Daniel Nash discovers an ominous smear on the town’s past, the unsolved disappearance of young Timothy Waters who went missing three decades ago from the very same camp Charlie was caretaker of.
Forgotten police records from the incident detail five other children from the camp, not so friendly associates of Timmy’s. Nash invites them in for interviews, hoping they can shed light on who may have wanted Charlie dead, as well as what happened the night of Timmy’s disappearance.
As a series of unexpected rain storms roll through the rural town, the individuals with ties to Timmy and Charlie begin to drop one by one. While each death is different than the last, they all are equally terrifying and vaguely similar.
Will Detective Nash be able to solve the cases both past and present and stop these strange deaths before it’s too late, or will the rain drown away the answers?
Well, well, well…We meet again Fisher and this time you have blown my mind. Truly your best work to date.
I’m not going to lie, I was really wary about this one. Why, because I don’t really do horror but, then I had to put that against Fisher’s previous works and he has yet to let me down. I was surprised at the careful balance between horror, supernaturalism, and suspense.
While only 73 pages long, after completing it felt as if I just read a novel of 400 pages. So much was given in this short that I was really stunned at how quickly I became tormented by the secret in which Camp Hide Tide thought they had left in the far in the past.
The most simplistic way to put this is I know what you did last summer (1997) meets Friday the 13th (1980), that’s the most simplistic way to compare this novel.
The character depictions of both young and old were truly remarkable, while we didn’t get to witness the transformation to adulthood, the depiction of them was easily crafted into one’s mine to fill in the blanks. It was a unique twist to meet them as adolescents and still be able to see the paths in which life had taken them.
The terror that is felt upon our player relays as well as any moving film. The bewilderment that you follow as Detective Nash dwells deeper and deeper into this case allows you to pieces together as if you are part of the police force. But don’t let that fool you, once you think you’ve solved the case BAM….Fisher throws twist after twist after twist.
My only downfall is that as soon as I started it I had ended.
FYI: Available on Kindle Unlimited