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About the Book
Title: Nightmare City
Author: Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Length: 320 Pages
Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.
As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.
Now Tom s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?
Tom is a good reporter he knows how to look for answers but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything including Tom s life hangs in the balance.
About the Author
Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember.He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa.
Nightmare City is a dark and murky mystery that had me on the edge of my seat. Even with the synopsis, I was not sure what I was getting into when I started Nightmare City, but what I got was an intellectual, and heart stopping mystery. Andrew Klavan has a talent for suspenseful mysteries unlike anything I have read. There are so many elements to this story, but they all work together to produce a breathtaking conclusion to Tom Harding’s story.
Tom Harding wakes up in his own bed, but the world around him is full of a dark fog that seems to be holding something evil in it depths. As he tries to seek the truth, he also has to out run whatever creatures are hiding in the fog. Creatures that want to make sure Tom never discovers the truth, and they would like nothing more than to rip him to shreds. Tom being an investigative reporter has to always find and expose the truth no matter whom it affects.
When I started Nightmare City, I thought I was in for a supernatural mystery just with dark creatures and Tom having to fight them to stay alive. Nightmare City is more of a tale of justice, and the will to live as well as a mystery that unfold throughout the story. The setting of Nightmare City gives the story a very dark, malicious feeling that sticks with you as you read it. Whether it is a book, TV Show, or movie I like to figure things out along the way, before they are actually revealed. I crave mysteries, and Nightmare City not only satisfied my curiosity, it also kept me guessing until the very end. That is something that does not happen a lot, but it makes me enjoy a book so much more when it does.
Nightmare City is a great read for any mystery or even suspenseful thriller fans. The story of Tom Harding plays out in a way that is very unexpected, and it works out perfectly. I know that I really enjoyed Nightmare City and its very fast-paced story. I am looking forward to reading more from Andrew Klavan.
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