My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Yet another great story by the “Duke of Disturbing” Scott Nicholson. I guess that you would have to call this vintage Nicholson since this was his first novel. If you are looking for an introduction into Nicholson’s work, I couldn’t think of a better novel.
In the “The Red Church”, we pick up the story of Ronnie Day. His life is filled with family problems, and to further complicate his young life, he must walk past the haunted Red Church. The church has a dark history and it is the home of the dreaded Bell Monster. Wendell McFall, the former pastor of this church, committed crimes so evil that he was lynched by the people of the town 150 years ago.
Under the pastorage of Archer McFall, Wendell’s descendant, the Red Church begins to stir once again. A plague of mutilation murders portends the return of evil to this rural community.
I really enjoyed the book. It could easily sit next to Peter Straub or Stephen King on your bookshelf. I thought of Straub’s “Ghost Story” and King’s “Silver Bullet” while reading this book.
I give it 4 1/2 stars.
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