In the spring of 1912, evil found Kings Shore. What came
were demonic vampires who were thirsty for blood. Today,
local newsman Roland Millhouse gets what he thinks will be a
boring assignment. He is supposed to interview a local
woman, Patricia Owens, who is turning 120 on her birthday.
He thinks he will be visiting a senile old lady who will be
hooked up to machines to keep her alive. Instead, he finds
Patricia to look much younger than she is, and have more
energy than she should. She has a story to tell, and a need
to tell it. Her story carries death and demons, and as it
sucks her life merely telling it, Roland's life is never the
Author Mick Ridgewell's second book is full of demons who
only come out at night, thirsty for blood. This is a vampire
tale, to be sure, but this is Ridgewell's own take on
vampires. They are similar to others, but using a setting of
rustic, small town 1912 provided a unique view. We were told
the story through the eyes of someone who had lived through
it so many years ago and is now on her deathbed, basically.
I really enjoyed this aspect. Patricia's journal and the
time she took to convey the horrible events of that year
were intriguing, and she was my favorite character. Watching
Roland's character change was also quite gratifying as we
saw his fear grow and his suspicions become reality. I was
waiting for Patricia herself to reveal that she was also a
vampire, explaining her age and agility, but her character's
resolution was satisfying.
There was a decent amount of
gore, and the descriptions of certain scenes left a vivid
image in my head. The nighttime exploits of the towns
members and their unwelcome guests, along with the need for
a solution, kept the story moving right along. I wanted to
know more about the old farmhouse, and the story was ended
in a way that left it open for a sequel, if the author so
chooses. I would like to see what happens with Roland and
the property in the future. I recommend EVIL NEVER DIES for
readers of supernatural horror and vampires.
Back in the Spring of 1912, evil blossomed in Kings Shore.
Vampire demons with a vicious thirst for blood.
Network newsman Roland Millhouse has low expectations for
his current assignment. He is to interview Patricia Owens on
her 120th birthday. He envisions a feeble old woman in a
wheelchair. He encounters someone with more energy than most
people a half century younger. A woman with a gruesome story
to tell, and a need to tell it.
Roland went to Kings Shore to get a quote and some photos.
What he got was a terrifying tale of death and monsters. A
tale that would change his life forever.