Creature From The Crevasse
by Michael Cole
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Pub Date 23 Jan 2018 | Archive Date 07 Mar 2018
A bizarre series of incidents take place on a usually tranquil lake. Boats are found ravaged, a body torn in two, other people are missing and an injured victim cries of a monster. Chief of Police Morgan Sydney must face the reality that a huge monster is lurking in the lake. With bulletproof scales, territorial aggression, and an insatiable appetite, the beast causes mayhem in the peaceful town.
To destroy the creature, Sydney must form an alliance with the sheriff, a local lodge employee, his ex-wife, and an eccentric biologist who has a theory on what the creature is and its origins.
“I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat...” - 5-Star Amazon review.
“I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat...” - 5-Star Amazon review.
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Review: CREATURE FROM THE CREVASSE
A rip-roaring roller coaster horror thriller, CREATURE FROM THE CREVASSE will also wring your heart and water your tear ducts, leaving you wondering how humans can be so blinded by greed and perceived fact. A peaceful lake community in Michigan, a new chief of police, a new hospital doctor...and a terrifyingly vicious new predator, unstoppable and implacable. Humanity fancies itself the apex of the food chain and the species in control of the planet. Sometimes Nature likes to ironically prove us wrong.
Something that "could not" exists is now hunting prey in Ridgeway Lake, and due to its enormity, it gets hungry very fast. Fish won't keep this predator satisfied.
The Creature From The Crevasse is very much in the vein of classics like Jaws and Lake Placid, The premise is a giant prehistoric bass is stalking a lake and killing anything in its path and its down to the local chief to find a way to stop it. It probably won't win the Booker prize but it was an entertaining read.
title: Creature from the Crevasse
author : Michael Cole
Publisher : Severed Press
kindle prince: $3.99
Print List prince :$11.95
Genre: horror, SCIFI
recommend : yes
A bizarre series of incidents take place on a usually tranquil lake. Boats are found ravaged, a body torn in two, other people are missing and an injured victim cries of a monster. Chief of Police Morgan Sydney must face the reality that a huge monster is lurking in the lake. With bulletproof scales, territorial aggression, and an insatiable appetite, the beast causes mayhem in the peaceful town. To destroy the creature, Sydney must form an alliance with the sheriff, a local lodge employee, his ex-wife, and an eccentric biologist who has a theory on what the creature is and its origins.
Wow after reading this I now knew that its not safe to get in any type of water wither its a lake or the sea ,or ocean, because you never know what might be lurking down there, this was my first read of any book by Michael Cole and I went in not know what it was about , I picked it because of the cover and I'm glad I did , it pulled me into the story and remind me of the old scifi movies from the 40s ,50s and 60s , so if you love movies like that then you have to check this one out, what's not to like a type of monster that kills and eat people vs the Chief of Police who's trying to stop it. Loved everything about it ,didn't want to put it down but had to ,to get some sleep . Its the perfect amount of adventure and romance, and it won't be a disappoint . With that said I would like to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it in change for my honest opinion
I went into this with very low expectations because I saw so many negative reviews about it, but I ended up thoroughly enjoying it!! It was an easy, mindless and entertaining read.
Morgan Sydney took the Chief of Police in the small town when he had had enough of being a police man in a big city, and after getting a serious gun shot wound. He thinks the job will be easy, and it usually is, but when people start disappearing near the lake, and accounts of a "big fish", he realises that there is a creature intent on killing anyone or anything that's in it's territory.
The plot of this was relatively fast paced and quite entertaining. I love a good creature feature and also love a good b movie horror and this ticked both the boxes. The parts with the fish were well written and exciting, and I loved that we get to know more about the characters during the rest of the book. It made them easy to like and connect with.
In all, this was a fun read. It held my attention till the end and made me want to check out more from this author. Yes, it mightn't be a masterpiece, but it's an enjoyable read non the less!
This book was ridiculous, in a "B" horror movie kind of way. Cheesy and predictable, it was everything this 80's horror movie buff needed.
No punches were held, so don't get too attached to anybody. Not realistic, and completely impractical. Yet fun and absolutely delightful. Think Lake Placid, or Pirhana. Fun times were had by all... Or not.
This is one to read on a lazy day on the lake... But might make you rethink dipping your toes in the water.
Prehistoric creature in a lake killing people and generally being a massive dick about everything? Why yes please!
As you know, if you've been reading my reviews, I absolutely love creature features, massive fish, evil cows, frolicking spiders, all of 'em. So I'm constantly on the lookout for them, like b-movies they're feel good stories for me, I wrap myself up in a blanket, make myself as comfortable as possible and dive right in. So good.
I loved this book, the drama and quirkyness of the characters, the massive fish being troublesome, the storyline, the escapades and the shenanigans. It was just right for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
As soon as I finished this I picked up Thresher by the same author will be keeping my eye out for Behemoth. I just love these sorts of books.
*Huge thanks to Michael Cole, BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for this copy which I chose to read and all opinions are my own*
I've read several books from Severed Press, and they never stop impressing me with their catalogue. Creature From The Crevasse is a great book from a great author. I will definitely be reading more of Michael Cole's work.
Creature From The Crevasse is about a prehistoric fish that comes through a crevasse at the bottom of the local lake, dragging fisherman and their boats into the murky depths. Local sheriff is there to investigate. He's a complex character with a rich history with his ex-wife, the local doctor that enhances the story.
I dig the concept and the execution. It's fast paced and full of pulse pounding scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, reading late into the night. Grab some popcorn and a soda because your in for one wild ride. I could see this story as a film.
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