The Jersey Devil by Hunter Shea

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The Jersey Devil - Hunter Shea


From Goodreads:


Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth...

Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature’s stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth...

It’ll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey...



My Thoughts:


I live in New Jersey, not far from where this book takes place so of course I had to read it. Hmmmm. I was less then thrilled. It was a gore-fest. I was hoping for a creepy, scary novel but what I got was blood, guts and more guts. I am not squeamish and blood and guts can have their place in a book but for me, it was just too much and not enough story. If that is your thing then this book is for you.



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