Catch a "Chill" to Send Shivers Down Your Spine: Adult Paranormal Thriller with Jeff Gunhus and "Night Chill"
Melinda T. Falgoust
"You cain't stop the devil himself. So, don't you try..."
The prophetic warning is delivered to California ex-patriate Jack Tremont from a source most would likely dismiss - the town drunk. But, then again, most people don't deal with demons on a daily basis. Jack Tremont has run all the way to the remote Maryland town of Prescott in an effort to outdistance his own personal demons, but...you cain't stop the devil himself.
But, Jack sure as hell is going to try.
In his newest novel, paranormal horror thriller Night Chill, author Jeff Gunhus taps into one of the most primal of human fears - a parent's fear for their child. For most, the worry starts the moment they first put that tiny bundle in our hands and tell us it is our responsibility. Jack Tremont's responsibility weighs heavier than most, an atonement for his sins past. But, when dark forces threaten the life of his young daughter, Jack realizes that his own soul may be the wages of sin.
NY bestselling supernatural thriller author John Saul once said that a surefire way to ratchet up the tension in a narrative arc was to put children or animals in danger. Mr. Gunhus must have sat in on that lecture, because Night Chill is fraught with suspense as our hero tries to sift through the mysterious occurrences in their small town...strange deaths...disappearing bodies...impossible events. ..while his young family and beloved family pet are thrown into mortal peril. The explanations Jack uncovers are tenous at best - much like his grip on his own sanity. Jack begins to feel trapped, unable to control his own thoughts and actions. And the reader, through the deft skill of the author, feels just as impotent to stop the impending doom. His search for the truth will lead him down an ancient path, one that leads to the depths of man's myths and legends...and the basest regions of his soul.
With Night Chill, Gunhus has woven a tightly-knitted, quick-paced tale of terror that pulses along with the insistence of a marathon. Page-turning suspense keeps the reader engaged along with a cast of characters that breathe an air of reality into the pages and begs the question...how far would you be willing to go for a loved one?
When you think winter's chill has driven the cold into your marrow, pick up Night Chill...it will drive the cold into your soul.
Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark power that will stop at nothing to possess Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. Finally, he will have to face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.
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