Book Review: Devil’s Gulch

Title: Devil’s Gulch

Author: Various



It was all in the name of science. Now someone has to clean up the mess.

Stan Armstrong dedicated his entire life to science. Branded as a maverick and a risk-taker by his colleagues, his unorthodox experiments and outlandish theories of time and space resulted in loss of funding and ultimately, his termination from tenure at the university where he’d spent his entire career.

Stan’s insatiable quest to explore extreme hypotheses and to prove the unproven were matched only by his neurotic lust to peel back the mysterious layers of time and space to expose the hidden secrets of the universe. Determined to continue his work at all costs, he uproots the life he once knew, liquidates his assets and builds his own lab on a desolate twenty-four-acre rural property in Devil’s Gulch, Utah, no longer bound by government regulation or the prying eyes of small-minded administrators.

Whether born from his profound love for science, or his enormous ego, Stan unintentionally unleashes something sinister in Devil’s Gulch—something that was never meant to walk this Earth.

Sinister Smile Press presents Devil’s Gulch, a horror novel written by Claire Brown, Matthew A. Clarke, T.M. Morgan, Chris Wilkerson, Chisto Healy, Kayla Krantz, Jon Miller, T.M. Brown, Mark Young, Bridgett Nelson, R.E. Sargent and Steven Pajak.

My Review

5/5 Stars

 *Disclaimer! I am the author of chapter number six in this story.*

Devil’s Gulch is a collection of gory horror, eerie suspense, and supernatural badassery. From the very beginning, we’re introduced to this otherwordly creature, and we follow it on a journey around the small town of Devil’s Gulch as it wreaks all kinds of havoc. For me, the story was less about the people involved and more about the creature itself. To me, it was the main character of the story.

Each chapter features a different location and group of Devil’s Gulch residents that the beast must encounter. While the middle chapters all offered a simple “arc” of events in them, I thought they each added their own little magic touch to the book whether it be awesome characters, powerful descriptions, needed comic relief, or wonderful dialogue. I thought every author involved added something unique.

The ending of the book was beautifully done and was probably my favorite part. Seeing the survivors of previous chapters coming together in a final showdown against the beast for control of Devil’s Gulch was just plain awesome. Not to mention the creepy cliffhanger in the epilogue.

If you’re looking for something outside the box and you’re willing to give a host of different authors a try, this is the perfect sample of horror.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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