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The Dover Demon

by Hunter Shea

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Hunter Shea's "The Dover Demon" is a great read! Shea does a great job starting with an actual extraterrestrial event (a documented sighting of a strange alien-looking being by a group of teenagers outside of Dover, MA, in 1977) and making a story out of it.

These teenagers, now in their 40's, continue to be vexed by what they saw years ago (think Stephen King's "It") and struggle to keep the event from affecting their lives. One member of the group, Kelly, continues to have experiences with the "demons" that the rest of the town refuses to believe. Another of the group, Sam Brogna, even goes so far as to write a story about the Dover Demon (under a pseudonym) to try and clear his mind to no avail. Sam, Kelly, Tank, and Stephanie (the two other 1977 witnesses of the event) soon find themselves back in the middle of a mystery involving the creatures when Sam's son Nicky and his female friend, Christine, go missing while on a "demon hunt".

Shea does a wonderful job ratcheting up the creepiness factor as the "Dover 4" attempt to track down Nicky and Christine, while hoping to exorcist their own demons. There are some underground scenes depicted during the search that are some of the most claustrophobic that I've read in years.

This reader really appreciated a well-crafted ending that left me wanting more. Those interested in hard-to-put-down horror or who are familiar with the Dover Demon story will certainly enjoy this book. ( )
  coachtim30 | Aug 2, 2015 |
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