Grimm Woods + Giveaway

Book Description:

A remote summer camp becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm's fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counselors must follow a trail of dark children's fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.

Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.

My Review

I dislike when a book I am really looking forward too, turns out to be a disappointment. That is what happened to me with this book. I had really high expectations. Yet, I could barely read this book. I got only to chapter 8 and could no longer continue. I even had to make myself read the book even to get to the point I did.

All of the camp counselors were acting like two year olds. They were very childish in the way they acted and spoke. Than there was the foul language. Now, I have read many books with the "f" word and I have said it before and I will say it again. I don't mind when the "f" word is used when it has a purpose but when it is just pointlessly used, I can't tolerate it. In this case, the it was not really used without a purpose as the counselors were using the word as their form of communication but it did not do anything to enhance the story other than to make them come off as unintelligent.

Than there is sex. Not just the talking about it but also the act of doing it as well as the drug use. I felt bad for the children that they were subject to have to deal with these counselors. I really wanted to get to see what happened in the rest of the book. All I do know is that I hope and don't care if all of the counselors got killed. This book felt like a cheesy straight to DVD horror movie.

Buy the Book:  Amazon

Author's Bio:

D. Melhoff was born in a prairie ghost town that few people have heard of and even fewer have visited. While most of his stories are for adults, he also enjoys terrifying younger audiences from time to time, as seen in his series of twisted picture books for children. He credits King, Poe, Hitchcock, Harris, Stoker, and his second grade school teacher, Mrs. Lake, for turning him to horror. For more information, visit

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