by Andrew Klavan
Release Date: 11/05/13
Thomas Nelson Publishers
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.
I loved Andrew Klavan's novel Crazy Dangerous and had really high hope for Nightmare City. Klavan did not disappoint! The first few chapters were completely creepy. I had to stop reading at one point because I was too freaked out to keep reading.
The main character, Tom, was really well written. He was complex and Klavan did an amazing job of making Tom interesting without having him come across as over the top. I was drawn in by his fear and the constant curiosity that drove him forward in his quest for answers.
Klavan has managed to create a unique story, that has twists and turns to keep you guessing. Even though this is Christian fiction, it is dark and definitely meant for older teens. Nightmare City explores some very deep and dark questions though that I do think need to be addressed with young adult readers and he does not shy away from them.
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.
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