05 November 2013

Title: Nightmare City
Author: Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 320 Pages (November 5th, 2013)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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Synopsis: Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.

Now Tom s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?

Tom is a good reporter he knows how to look for answers but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything including Tom s life hangs in the balance.

Review: 3 Stars - Nightmare City by author Andrew Klavan started out extremely creepy, somewhat confusing with a great twist in the middle that made sense of the confusing parts and tied the whole story up nicely.

For me, the synopsis totally sold me. I wanted to read it because I just knew it’d be scary, which it was and then some. I’m always looking for something different and I figured this would fit the bill and I was right again with that guess. So when I started reading in the middle of the night with all the lights off and only the glow of my kindle I had to stop, put the book down and read something else because it was really creeping me out.

When I picked the book back up and continued reading in the light of day it became very confusing and I almost didn’t finish it but I couldn’t stop thinking about Tom and what the heck was going on with him.

Tom, the main character wakes up to a terrifying day. He hears and see’s things that he doesn’t understand. With clues on how to overcome the nightmare he’s living, he faces some pretty horrible things. One of the messages he’s told is that the answers he’s looking for are at the Santa Maria Monastery.

His story is told in the present and we see flashes from his past and what happened leading to this day. He’s a reporter for the school paper and has just broke the story of a life time.

While I was reading I just wasn’t sure what to think. Not until I reached the part of the story that gave me even more clues about the HUGE twist that Klavan had in store for Tom and the reader. It was this twist that pulled all the pieces together and I had to smile and give a huge round of applause to Klavan for coming up with something so different and out of the blue.

In the end, I liked it. It took me awhile to get into it and it wasn’t until the twist was revealed that I liked the story and couldn’t read fast enough. It’s disappointing that it took that long to get there, but I was glad that I didn’t give up because there was enough of a payoff for me. Would I suggest this title to others…. Yes. I think that there’s a bit of brilliance in this one, it just takes a bit to get to it. Enjoy.

About the Author: 

Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember.He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a great review and for introducing me to this book. I am intrigued. It reminds me a bit of the old horror film The Fog! LOL


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