A group of four wedding goers, on their way to California, get lost somewhere in Kansas. The car doesn’t work. Reception is down. And morning has mysteriously become evening. In utter confusion, they search their surroundings, only to find a dead girl, rotting in a creek.
They discover this small town is more than what it seems. From its undisclosed location, vacant establishments, and the bestial creature lurking in the shadows. When they come across the townsfolk, who take a keen interest in them, the four are then forced to participate in a simulation game, where newcomers must play to be allowed to leave.
In this place, their fears manifest into tangible forms meant to kill them. Sanity gets tested. Doubt consumes each unwilling player. Yet no one knows the exact rules of the game. Except for one detail. If you don’t play, you die. There can only be one winner.
Seasons change as the four contestants try to make it out of town alive.
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Sherry Terry’s Review: 4.8-Stars
Dead Seasons by R. M. James is a great story. I love the cover, it’s dark and scary and fits the story perfectly. The writing is well-done and the characters are wonderfully flawed, each and every one of them, and fleshed out with lots of personality.
From the first chapter, we are tossed into the weirdness of 4 people traveling to the same wedding together. We discover from the jump that they are not in Kansas anymore and end up on a wild detour. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat and pulls out all of the emotions that come with a good, scary story.
Written from more than on point of view character, J. M. did a fantastic job of weaving everything together with beautiful description and raw fear. This is an action-packed story full of suspense with twists and turns. Once they find a dead body, the horror and the game begin, sending the reader on a wild, surprising ride until the last word.
You like action-packed, nitty-gritty details full of horror and dark fantasy? You’ll love Dead Seasons.
RA Winter’s Review: 4.6-Stars
R. M. James’ Dead Seasons is filled with twists and turns this novel is for the lover of writers like Dean Koontz. The writing is very engaging, I listened to it on @Voice Aloud and became engrossed very quickly. The action starts when a beast if found in the basement. I’d at first thought that it was a werewolf thriller, then a zombie thriller, but I was wrong. Very wrong.
This book dives into our fears, into the characters deepest secrets and boy do the pages fly.
The ending was a complete surprise. I didn’t see that coming.
The plot, the characters, the action, every single word will keep you guessing as to the ending. But, you won’t see this one coming.
I love the cover, it is spot on for the genre. I give this one a 4.6, horror readers will love this
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