New Treasures: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas is an Emmy-nominated writer whose short stories have appeared in multiple genre magazines. His collections include Urn and Willow, Midnight in New England, and Quill and Candle. His work also appeared alongside his brother Jeffrey (Punktown) Thomas in Punktown: Shades of Grey. Kill Creek won Inkshares’ 2016 Launch Pad Competition. It has been called “a slow-burn, skin-crawling haunted house novel with a terrifying premise” (HorrorTalk).
At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests…
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.
Kill Creek was published by Inkshares on October 31, 2017. It is 416 pages, priced at $15.99 in trade paperback and $8.99 for the digital edition. The cover design is by M.S. Corley.
I enjoyed this one quite a bit.