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Night Worms Book Party: THE BOY IN THE WOODS by Scott Thomas

THE BOY IN THE WOODS by Scott Thomas
Publisher: InkShares

The Boy in the Woods

Wonder meets Friday the 13th
A disfigured boy must fight back when his camp counselors turn into blood-thirsty killers.
"Scott Thomas is a gifted writer. As you can see from the photo, I am a big fan of his work. Thomas has a way of sucking you into his stories, and it was no different with this creepy little book. The summer camp setting is always a great backdrop for a horror story, and the level of suspense had me rushing through the pages quickly.

THE BOY IN THE WOODS shot straight into my imagination, where I could picture every detail so clearly. I had a great time reading this little slasher book! Without a doubt, I am a forever Scott Thomas fan!" @shereadswithcats
"I love how atmospheric this story was with the cabins, mosquitos, camp bullies, young crushes, and teen camp counselors. I couldn’t help but draw from campy horror movies I watched growing up and feeling transported there while I was reading. Eddie, bless his little heart, has so many emotions from crushes to bullying. I couldn’t help but love Eddie and feel for him and his struggles. I also want to praise the author for the originality of the monster. I’m still just like wow! While I kinda predicted the ending, it still didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story. I gave this a 5 ⭐️" @shereadshorror
"THE BOY IN THE WOODS delivers on all expectations for an action-packed, page-turning, gore-soaked, good time. Eddie is a favorable character that readers will invest in emotionally, making his journey through this worst night of his life, suspenseful and worrisome.
There were a few aspects of this story that I felt needed more exposition and I think the character development, apart from the main protagonist, was too thin; hurried.
There's also something I wish I could say about the ending but it's too spoilery and future readers will discover it for themselves anyways, but I loved the ending. It chilled me the more I thought about what the implications mean.
THE BOY IN THE WOODS creeps up its readers with a stealthy, intensifying dread. My heart never felt safe. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" @mother.horror 
"The plot is fairly routine, which is mostly why I knocked off a star, but that doesn't make it any less fun. Reminds me of a blend of camp slashers, a little of Cabin Fever, and definitely some of Sean Seebach's THE BUCK STOPS HERE. All in all it was a blast to tear through and I would definitely recommend it!

This was sent to us by @inkshares for a #nightwormsbookparty, so thank you to them! The book is available now, so go get it!
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" @reading.vicariously
"I read THE BOY IN THE WOODS easily in a day! In only 142 pages, the story had such a strong, steady build up to the terror awaiting somewhere in the woods. What I absolutely loved about it, was the fact that I had no idea what was in store for Camp Cottonwood and those left behind! I found myself anxiously asking questions and taking guesses as to what it was I needed to be afraid of. Plus it’s gory, it’s creepy, and I will be shocked if this story doesn’t make you itchy.

THE BOY IN THE WOODS is the perfect, quick read to make your skin crawl (5/5⭐️)" @the_wandering_reads
"I really enjoyed this novella. It was the perfect length and had the perfect amount of gore. I'm left with a feeling of wanting to know more and also it being the perfect novella. It packed the right amount of creepines and camp slashery goodness!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5" @marcyreads
"The Boy in the Woods is the perfect origin story for a campfire tale you think you've heard before. A boy is left behind waiting for his parents to pick him up at summer camp, the camp counselors are acting strange and something is lurking in the dark...⁣

The meat of the story may be familiar, but the seasoning is special. There's the rapidly increasing sense of dread that Scott Thomas does so well, and the scenes are so descriptive you'll be swatting at imaginary mosquitoes!⁣
It's short, it's spooky and there's enough gore for any Horror fan.⁣

I had fun reading it and I'd recommend it!⁣" @readswithdogs
"I devoured this novella. It grabs you by your neck and never lets go. I loved Eddie and his partner in survival, June. I desperately wanted them to be ok and as a result I was jumping at every rustle of leaves and creeping shadow. If you're craving a quick read that packs a big punch, check out 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴.⁣

Now available on the Inkshares website!" @teamredmon
"Thomas does a great job of putting us inside Eddie's head and bringing us to the summer camp atmosphere. Which, quite frankly, is always fun to read because you knoooooow some shit is going to go down... and it certainly does here.

I won't go into too much detail as this novella only spans 90 pages, but I'll certainly remain phantom itchy for a while and wonder about that ending. 😉 With Cabin Fever vibes and damp forest smells, let Thomas transport you back to young summer nights and be extra careful when that sun goes down. Can someone please scratch my back for me?" @wherethereadergrows

"Well, that was fun but damn I'm itchy." @spookishmommy

"This story is well written, well paced and chalk full of creepy-ass characters. If you are a fan of creature features, slashers, or good ol’ fashioned camp ground tales to share around the fire pit, this one is for you!
Fans of classic horror camp tales, will certainly be taking up this coming-of-age tale for some time to come. This is the kind of story you encourage others to read to lure them further into horror.

Fans of David Morrell, Hunter Shea, R.L. Stine, early King- will want to embark on this camping adventure as Thomas continues to impress with his spot-on creation of terrifying atmosphere that will have you checking your pulse and rapidly turning pages!" @kamis_korner

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