Book Review: Scalp

Hey, guys. I hope everyone is having a good week. Mine has been more productive than expected. I’m currently working on the second draft of the next book of the Haven or Hell series. I also have another book review to share. I just finished Carver Pike’s Scalp, and it was amazing. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend checking it out. You can find the link at the bottom of this post.

AUTHOR BIO:

My name is Carver Pike. Since as far back as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by everything horror. I’d sit cross-legged in front of the TV and watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre while devouring a bowl of Kaboom cereal. I always wished the ghost at the end of each episode of Scooby-Doo wouldn’t be just another man behind the mask. I wanted real ghastly ghouls, dastardly demons, and malevolent monsters.

At some point, I knew I couldn’t sit back and keep watching this horror world from the stands. I wanted to be in the game. So, now I wield this virtual pen and sling ink onto this page with the hopes of someday being a major player. I want to create those worlds you visit, feed that fear that keeps you up late at night, and entertain you in ways only the greatest storytellers can.

Be advised, most of my books are very graphic in nature. Most contain strong violence, and some have very detailed sex scenes. I try to give you a warning in the book blurb.

Hopefully, we’ll form a great author-reader relationship and you’ll come to trust that Carver Pike will always keep you entertained.

MY REVIEW:

Another page-turner from Carver Pike. The small town of Clydesville is hosting a leadership conference for teenagers around the globe. The story follows a group of teens and townspeople now forced to fight for their lives. I was hooked from the start. It was original, the characters were realistic, and the threat was terrifying. Parasitic head lice, what could be worse than that? This was one wild ride that I can’t recommend enough. I can’t wait to read more from Carver Pike.

You can find my full review at myindiemuse.com. I recently starting doing reviews over there, though I will continue posting them here as well. You can check it out using this link:

FAVORITE QUOTES:

“You know what a cat does when there’s an intruder? It runs for its fucking life. It says, ‘fuck this family’ and runs.”

“Downtown was dying, not in sleepy silence, but in agonizing wails.”

“The sounds coming from behind them as they made their escape were those of hell. Like people being tortured for eternity.”

“She’d been given a second chance at life, and she knew she hadn’t fought all those years in so many clinics and hospitals just to die here at a stupid leadership conference.”

“He’d played The Walking Dead and he’d played other post-apocalyptic survival games. In most of them, man was the real enemy. It wasn’t the monsters, the creatures, or the beasts. It wasn’t the hordes of the undead. It was the human beings that ravaged and killed anyone they deemed a threat.”

“She had the face of an angel. If angels wielded fiery swords. This chick was braver than he could ever be…”

“Andre would have laughed if the situation wasn’t so dire. It was like his backup had arrived, and it was the Scooby-Doo gang.”

“Like a syringe had been shoved through one temple and out the other, his mind felt as if it had been skewered.”

Here is the link for Scalp for anyone interested:

Scalp – Kindle edition by Pike, Carver. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

That’s all I have for you this week. I’m planning to have more book reviews soon. If you have any suggestions of book you would like to have me review, don’t hesitate to reach out. I love hearing from my readers. You can contact me here on the site or on Facebook. Thanks for reading!   -E.B.

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