Little girls chewing on dog bones. Hideous ghostly gnarled figures knocking on your windows at night. Bones start turning up at an old abandoned farm. Cops go missing in woods that locals avoid. Secret buried come crawling out of the mud. Clavitt Fields, a small hamlet is burnt to the ground 200 years ago, but locals know that something terrible is living beneath the ruins, Nightcrawlers.
Elena Blasden has lived near to the old Ezren farm all her life. When police start investigating bones turning up, she knows no good will come of it. That’s why she leaves scraps outsiders every night, feeding the Nightcrawlers. But the truth will out, and Elena finds herself telling the police of the troubling history of the Ezren farm and Clavitt Fields.
This book is so much fun to read. When I wasn’t reading Nightcrawlers I was thinking about it, wondering what was going to happen next. Nightcrawlers is not a character study, it’s just enjoyable outright fun horror in absolutely the best form. The old lady, Elena is such a great character, adding a another layer of interest to the book.
Nightcrawlers is the kind of book that absolutely begs to be turned into a film. As I read along, I was playing the “who to cast” game. Have a read and see who you think! There is just so much happening in this book that it would make an action packed, fun film.
What I liked most about Nightcrawlers was the fact that the story keeps changing. What you think is happening in the first few chapters changes and this keeps happening throughout the book. The story kept me completely on my toes. Tim Curran is the master of interesting storytelling. It’s why I will continue to read his books with such enjoyment. Absolutely 5 stars!
****Disclaimer – I purchased this book. This is my honest review and all opinions are my own****