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Hell's Gates

by Mary Masters

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“Hell’s Gates” is a story about Walmart. Just kidding; I couldn’t resist. Seriously, though, the writing reminds me of 1980s horror maven Ruby Jean Jensen’s books, which is a good thing. There is a similar creeping sense of horror and a timelessness to the story that is refreshingly free of modern constraints despite the contemporary setting. Masters slowly builds up the atmosphere to a chilling level, and while there is some profanity and a few sexual situations, these are not overbearing—a rare find in the adult horror genre. A multitude of characters, both past and present, contribute to the plot, each credible and relatable. This is a great read for horror fans, whether it’s Halloween or not! ( )
  Stardust_Fiddle | Apr 6, 2017 |
WOW does not even begin to describe HELL'S GATE BY MARY MASTERS! I give it a ten out of ten on the old creepy story meter! From the first page to the very end HELL'S GATE takes you into a town where when you say "The devil made me do it" is taken literally. I haven't been this scared reading a book since Stephen King's Salem's Lot hit the shelves many moons ago.

Set in a little town where things just start falling apart piece by piece and things literally go to the devil, the "good guys" of the story are trying to save the day and the devil wants their souls along with the rest of the towns.
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If you want to be scared out of you socks then you have to read HELL'S GATE BY MARY MASTERS.

I recieved this book from goodreads free in exchange for honest and non biased review ( )
  DDJTJ1 | Aug 15, 2016 |
I won this book and agreed to give it an honest review. OMG, I hope there's a a sequel as I surely want to know MORE! Chris Samuels decided he'd had enough of big city and took a job as the sheriff of a small so that he could raise his family without worrying about crime. Living in the Bronx, he;d seen more than his share of grisly deaths and he thought he could get use to petty crimes on the way to his retirement, until Jason Trent returned to town and turned Mastema's mansion into a nursing home. Then strange deaths occurred all over town and the home that no amount of science could explain! ( )
  Linda.Bass | Jun 8, 2016 |
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Hell's Gates combines the chilling tone of H. P. Lovecraft's writing with the dread-inducing pace of a Stephen King novel, resulting in a supernatural horror story that will keep you riveted from start to finish. Author Mary Masters sets the tone with a prologue that recounts the bizarre events of the past twenty-five years involving Jason Torrent; a powerful, glowing golden mask; and the deaths of the sinister Thorn Mastema and his daughter, Sameal. Now, Sheriff Chris Samuels has come to this small town because it appears to be the perfect place to raise his children and finish out his career in peace. But appearances can be deceiving. One by one, strange happenings occur, conjured up by the same evil that had emanated from the looming Mastema mansion on that fateful night long ago. A cloaked figure in the cemetery; holy water that freezes solid; undue interest in the birth of a certain child...it will all lead Chris and his colleagues into an epic battle against demonic forces at the gates of hell-and beyond!… (more)

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