Genre: Adult, Supernatural, Thriller
Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark power that will stop at nothing to possess Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. Finally, he will have to face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.
I don't normally like thrillers, especially ones that fall in the adult category because they tend to be a little scarier than the books I read, but I made an exception for this book. It had an interesing premise, so I decided to give it a chance because I LOVE paranormal reads. I was glad that I did.
From the beginning of the story, I was caught by the uneasiness that Huckley caused. There was just something not right about him, I just couldn't put my finger on what in chapter one. The descriptiveness and the air around him let me know that he was up to something sinister, though, as he went to a hardware store. Boy, was I right?
As it went to the next chapter, I got a little confused. (I had not read anything about this novel before I picked it up, so I had no idea about the other side - Jack's side - of the story). I didn't know why it was cutting to a nice family man who was driving his daughters around. I ran through several different, ridiculous ideas before I finally realized I was reading two people whose paths were about to cross in a big way.
When Jack is given a warning, I was instantly afraid for him and his sweet girls.
Night Chill kept me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time I was reading it. It was chilling, terrifying, and all-together gripping story. Jeff Gunhus wrote a well-developed, intelligent plot that keeps the reader hooked in.
Definitely a good read.