Imagine this, if you will. Your little daughter is playing in a lush green park. You are sitting with your friends there, a little away from your daughter. Suddenly, there is a high-pitched scream. You are startled and frightened to see it’s your kid who is screaming. You are horrified to see deep scratches on her hands and neck as if a ferocious animal had attacked her. But there is no vicious creature in sight. Strange?
Residents of North Laketon, Michigan—an idyllic community—are grappling with such bizarre incidents. Brooke Davis arrives at this seemingly serene place with her daughter and pet dog with hopes of a new future. However, they are soon going to find out something sinister is hiding in North Laketon. Read The Night of the Sciurus: A Western Michigan Tale of Terror by Linda Watkins to discover what.
Linda Watkins has created an absolutely engaging tale in The Night of the Sciurus: A Western Michigan Tale of Terror.
Further, it’s a short read. Consequently, I finished it in two sittings straight. It is lucidly written, fast-paced and has a credible plot. I simply couldn’t stop reading once I started. Watkins transported me to the picturesque setting of North Laketon with its stately houses flanked by towering, majestic oaks. However, before Brooke can settle herself in this peaceful neighborhood, she (along with the readers) must face a disquieting menace.
In a short span of hundred pages, Brooke and her dog, Petey, create quite an impression. Petey was so adorable I wanted to cuddle him. Brooke was courageous and intelligent. Watkins provides a glimmer of hope at the end to counter the heavy dose of horror. However, due to its brevity, the novel ended rather soon but not abruptly. I would have liked a bit more elucidation of the march to haven. Nevertheless, The Night of the Sciurus: A Western Michigan Tale of Terror by Linda Watkins is recommended for horror and science fiction fans.
This is the first time I have read a book by Linda Watkins. However, she has published several more. Have you read any of her books before? Have you read The Night of the Sciurus? Let me know in the comments below.
Kindle Edition, 112 pages To be released on May 1st 2019.
I reviewed this book for Readers’ Favorite and received a nominal fee. This in no way affects my opinion about the book.