The monsters live inside of Kate Woodson. Chronic pain and a host of autoimmune diseases have robbed her of a normal, happy life. Her husband Andrew’s surprise of their dream Maine lake cottage for the summer is the gift of a lifetime. It’s beautiful, remote, idyllic, a place to heal.
But they are not alone. Something is in the woods, screeching in the darkness, banging on the house, leaving animals for dead.
Just like her body, Kate’s cottage becomes her prison. She and Andrew must fight to survive the creature that lurks in the dead of night.
‘Creature is unique. This book was a roller coaster for me, start to finish. Hunter’s prose keeps you engaged in the fate these characters throughout. Highly recommended!’ – John Kilgallon
‘It’s much more than most creature features, it has heart and thought, and a superb, head-on horror conclusion. The best Hunter Shea I’ve read so far and by more than a little.’ – Eddie Generous (Unnerving Magazine)
‘A heart-wrenching story with massive amounts of carnage.’ – Cemetery Dance
‘This was a thrilling read from start to finish. Exciting, emotional, intriguing.’ – Housewife of Horror
‘The imagination and creativity here was astounding. It was also frightening and spellbinding.’ – Char’s Horror Corner
‘You know you’ve read a great book when you are smiling after you turn that last page. I don’t know how Hunter Shea keeps churning out terrifying stories that feel original, but I want more.’ – Cedar Hollow Reviews
‘Creature is another in a long line of solid Hunter Shea titles. A must read.’ – Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness
‘This isn’t a mile a minute gore-fest, but it packs in a number of scares that are absolute powerhouses thanks to their authenticity and realism.’ – Michael Patrick Hicks
A couple and a beagle dog, human feelings joined together.
From New Jersey to a lake house in Maine.
The tale unfolds with some very human elements, with a situation of illness and the complexities, the togetherness carer and partners in love, two, three in household, encircling suffering and love.
The author building empathy and concern for the three in the lake house right up to the creatures invasion.
A nicely put together story with some meditation on love and the complexities that one carries with dealing with chronic illness in the confides of a horror theme.
All carrying the reader along with clear flowing reading in anticipation and hope of safety of eluding the creature.
I now need to seek out some other works of the promising author.