The US government relocated over eight hundred
families from Love Canal, New York in 1979 after decades of
contamination. But, not all people wanted to leave, some
stayed behind on the outskirt of the disaster area and
some went underground. And, there they hid, changed,
breed, and waited...
Four decades later Love Canal has is been renamed
Black Creek Village and the area has been restored to
house residents once more. The people living there remember
they don't know about the monsters that are living close.
will soon learn. When
a snowstorm isolates western New York the monsters come
up and they are hungry...
I had a bit of a reading slump the other day, and I
needed to read something that was not too heavy,
something that would entertain me. Some people may go for
a chick-lit or perhaps a cozy mystery book. I choose a
monster book. I just know that it will take away the funk
I'm in. Sure a cozy mystery could probably help
also, but sometimes I just love to get lost in a really
gruesome monster book. And I was really lucky
because BLACK CREEK is really good. This is the first
book I have read by Gregory Lamberson, and I'm impressed
because he managed to write a truly disturbing story.
The story starts off a bit slow, introducing the
characters and getting the reader to know the backstory
of Black Creek. Peculiar things happen during the
weeks that lead up to the snowstorm; a young boy gets
frightened by something in a forest, an old lady gets
frightened by someone watching her outside her house,
etc. And, then the snowstorm hits and some residents
are more prepared than others. But in the end they are
all prey. I had no clue about whom would live or die
which meant that the last part of the book was agonizing
to read since I had grown fond of the characters.
BLACK CREEK is not a book for the fainthearted. There are
several nasty scenes, particularly towards the end of the
book. But it's a great book for those who like to read
paranormal horror stories with monsters. I am impressed,
and I will
keep a look out for other
In 1979, the US government relocated more than eight hundred
families from Love Canal, New York, after decades of toxic
contamination. Not all of the residents left: some remained in
their homes on the outskirts of the disaster area. Others went
underground. Hiding. Changing. Breeding.
Almost four decades later, Love Canal has been renamed Black
Creek Village and restored for inhabitation. The residents there
and on neighboring Cayuga Island remember the tragedy of Love
Canal but have no knowledge of the monsters living below the
surface. When the worst snowstorm in forty years isolates all of
western New York, the forgotten inhabitants of Love Canal emerge
from hiding to reclaim what once belonged to them.