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Friday, September 16, 2016

Seven Buried Hill by Kristopher Rufty [5 stars]


From the Description
 
Everyone told her that her father wasn’t missing, but Catherine Dalton knew better. That old man could handle his horse like nobody’s business, and not only was he able to survive in the wild—he thrived there.

So after many days passed since he headed for the mountains of western Carolina and still hadn’t reached his destination, Catherine knew with certainty something was wrong. Ill fortune had undoubtedly befallen her father. Former outlaw Henry Hardin and his gang weren’t known as the helpful type, but with time and terror mounting, Catherine had run out of options.

As the mercenary crew treks into the remote mountains in search of their payday, one-by-one they learn of the black heart that beats there, of the evil palpitating through each step they take forward. Brutal savagery glides through the gloom silently alongside them, biding its time, nurturing appetites only sated by slaughter.

Little do the outlaws know that their quest to save a life might end with a battle for their own, as two breeds of evil collide, the hunters become the hunted, and desolate mountains ring with the screams of men and savages fighting to survive.

Publication Date: June 21, 2016

Publisher: Lazarus Press

Publication Length: 339 pages

 


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this story.
 

Have you ever read a book that you get so lost in it's as if it's a movie playing in your mind? Seven Buried Hill is one of those books! This novel is perfect for fans of no holds barred horror. It has gun slingers, cannibal mutants, animal attacks, violence, sex and gore soaked pages, everything I love in a weird western/horror novel. I quite literally couldn't put it down. The characters are fun to follow on their search for Catherine's father. I loved Henry, an ex-outlaw with a heart of gold, and most of his gang. Drippy reminded me of Hoss from Bonanza. Catherine is great as a strong willed heroine. Emmett is a bully with an Oedipus complex. Charlie and the Horns are straight out of a nightmare. This book has parts that made my butt clench with horror and is definitely not safe for the squeamish. I highly recommend this terrifying 5 star thrill ride.


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About the Author
 
 
 
Kristopher Rufty lives in North Carolina with his wife, three children, and the zoo they call their pets. He’s written various books, including The Vampire of Plainfield, Jagger, The Lurkers, The Skin Show, Pillowface, and more, plus a slew of horror screenplays.
 
If he goes more than two days without writing, he becomes very irritable and hard to be around, which is why he’s sent to his desk without supper often.

For more about Kristopher Rufty, please visit his Website
Last Krist On The Left

He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads as well.




Praise
 
 
"Kristopher Rufty reimagines iconic horror themes for a new generation. Breathing new life into familiar monsters, and making them fresh, relevant, unique, and utterly terrifying."—Wrath James White, author of The Resurrectionist.

"Kristopher Rufty is the demented reincarnation of Richard Laymon!"--Jeff Strand

"A Dark Autumn is a wild gender role reversal of I Spit On Your Grave, with gonzo nods to Norman Bates and Friday The 13th thrown in for good measure. Kristopher Rufty delivers the goods yet again." --Bryan Smith, author of Kayla Undead and The Late Night Horror Show.

"A creepy, gripping tale of horror. And it's got one of the best death scenes I've read in a long time!" --Jeff Strand, author of Pressure and Dweller

"A powerhouse debut novel. Rufty's prose will suck you in and hold you prisoner!" --Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase and Snow

"An occult thriller with a new twist. Rufty juggles captivating characters, breakneck suspense, and insidious horror in a macabre story that will leave you feeling possessed by the end of it. Next time you think about taking that old Ouija board out...forget it!" –Edward Lee, author of LUCIFER’S LOTTERY and CITY INFERNAL