Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel

From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . .
Evil Doesn't Die
The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country's largest Halloween celebration in what is now called "The Spookiest Town in America."
It Just Grows Stronger
But then--a month before Halloween--it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces--and the lust and will to rule the earth. This struggle will be epic.



Ghost Road Blues is the first novel in the Pine Deep trilogy by Jonathan Maberry, and was also Maberry's first novel. This was the first novel I've ever read by Maberry and found it very hard to put down.

The book starts out strong and keeps a good pace throughout. I didn't find any of the characters dry or uninteresting. Maberry did a great job at making the characters and dialog believable and well defined. I cared for the characters I was suppose to, and hated the characters that Maberry set me up to hate.

The author set some nice surprises up in Ghost Road Blues to keep the reader on their toes, so there aren't really any parts that you will ever skim over. You will want to read and take every word in. There is no unnecessary gore (I hate random gore) thrown in just to gross the reader out. It's really just a great good vs. evil story. This book easily went into my favorites pile. I can't wait to read the other two books in the trilogy. This would be a great story for someone looking for a good Halloween read.

The only qualm I had with this book was one very noticeable inconsistency (and the reason I went with 4 stars instead of 5) was with chapter 16, section 2 and section 4. Why this wasn't caught I'm really not sure, but this was an absolutely great book and I highly recommend it!


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