Title: The Rascal
Author: Eric Arvin
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Sub-Genre: Gay Mainstream, Horror, Thriller
Lana is a faded movie star who lives alone in a big house on a hill that overlooks the sea. She has lived this way since the death of her daughter and the disappearance of her husband.
Jeff and Chloe are a couple who live in a cabin below the big house. It was Chloe’s idea to strengthen their marriage; but she sees now that it isn’t working. Jeff has become obsessed with the cabin and the old water well. Chloe only sees strangeness around her.
One night while talking on the computer with Ethan, Jeff’s brother, a feeling of dread comes to the fore. When Ethan sees a figure behind Chloe, he leaves his boyfriend and baby and sets out to save Jeff.
Chloe, Ethan and Lana come together to fight an evil that would destroy Jeff. Will they succeed or will all of them fall to the taste of a young cannibalistic ghost?
The Rascal by Eric Arvin is a great horror story that gave me shivers and kept me on the edge of my seat.
I grew up reading and watching horror and The Rascal has some seriously good creepy factors in it. Need an example? Think Stephen King and It. There is plenty of fear, paranoia, and things lurking just out of sight that keeps this story a deliciously eerie read.
Jeff and Chloe are a married couple who’ve just purchased a cottage in the middle of nowhere, sight unseen, in a place called Bad Luck Hill. On top of this, they also have had some serious relationship problems. Chloe hates the place and gets bad vibes about it, but Jeff loves it and becomes obsessed by the well out back.
As things continue to worsen, Chloe calls on Jeff’s brother, Ethan for help. When he arrives things come to a head.
I don’t want to say too much because you’ll want to read this creepy book for yourself! This is truly a great read, but I thought there were a couple of illogical actions and reactions and it threw me a little, but the horror story itself gave me great shivers.
If you like a good horror story The Rascal by Eric Arvin is definitely for you. It is great to have Eric writing once more and I enjoyed the story he had to tell.
Reviewed By: Pammyla