I am a true fan of horror. Always have been and always will be. Consumption by Heather Herrman, which released today, fed that love of mine to perfection. Consumption is a fantastic debut novel that offers up a pulse pounding thrill ride through its pages. Evil is definitely lurking and it kept me glued to this classic horror story until the very last page!
John and Erma are trying to piece their lives back together and start a new life somewhere after going through a particularly hard time. Their road trip doesn’t go quite as planned when they find themselves stranded on the side of the road due to car trouble. Finding help seems impossible until the local sheriff shows up and while he’s very helpful they find that they will still have to spend the night in Cavus. Cavus seems like a really charming town though and the people are friendly and ultimately John and Erma decide to stay a bit longer. Maybe this is a good place for the two of them to mend their broken marriage…
NOT! It doesn’t take long for both John and Erma to notice some strange things going on around them. Things that can’t be explained. There is something seriously wrong with the people in town. Turns out there is an evil that has been waiting for years to escape again … and it’s feeding on the people of Cavus. If it continues to thrive what will be the fate of the world it wishes to control?
John and Erma find themselves, along with the sheriff, two teenagers, and an old man with the weight of the town’s secrets on his shoulders, in the fight of their lives. The problem … who can be trusted? And that includes each and every one of them too.
It is said that Consumption is being compared to Stephen King and Joe Hill and I think that’s a fair comparison. I was riveted to this story from beginning to end especially as all the horrors began to unfold and I enjoyed every minute. If you’re a horror fan then Consumption is a book you’ll want to read and Heather Herrman an author to watch! Highly recommended!