I was looking for a book to get me into the Halloween spirit and The Beast of Barcroft by Bill Schweigart definitely did the trick.
I am a fan of Stephen King and love horror novels so I can be a bit picky at times. I was hoping this book would be an ok read but it was way better than my expectations. The dark brooding atmosphere and the description of the woods were so well done that I felt I was there with Ben and Lindsay. The unsettling question of "what is that thing?" was foremost on my mind throughout most of the book and the author did not offer an explanation until near the end which helped to keep the suspense going.
Ben and his then fiance move to a new house in a new neighborhood. They fail to realize that their next door neighbor is everyone's worst nightmare but she is not the worst thing stalking the neighborhood.
The main characters were well thought out but did not take up too much space which was left for "the beast". I am excited to know that there will be a second novel to this one.
I received a copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.
Four out of Five Stars