Let me start by saying I don’t like bats. Sure, they’re good for the environment. They pollinate and eat tons of pesky insects. But have you ever seen their faces up close? Yikes! In the notes at the end of The Pact, author J.P. Choquette explains that she actually likes the little critters. Despite her fondness, though, she decided to create a nightmarish story of survival featuring—you guessed it—bats.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the author sets the story in the scary woods of Vermont. Now, I don’t know about you. But the woods kind of creep me out. And when you add a moist, dark cave? Fuggedaboutit. That said, seeing the Langlois family struggling to escape preternatural forces bent on their destruction makes for a fun story. And thank goodness, it’s only a story.
If you like reading about other people fighting weird monsters, then check out The Pact. Oh, and you may want to rethink that next camping trip.
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What Castle Rock does for Maine, Monsters in the Green Mountains does for Vermont.
For the Langlois family—Rick, Marion, and their 10-year-old son, Jude—the remote camping trip offered a way to reconnect. But when Marion goes missing Rick and Jude rush to find her…and discover something more sinister than they could have imagined.
Vernon Heath is a dyed-in-the-wool Vermonter, poacher, and man on a mission. What he hunts now isn’t for the dinner table though. These creatures are deadly. Vernon and a handful of others enter the woods to end a centuries-old curse and protect future generations. But are they too late?
The Pact is the fourth in the “Monsters in the Green Mountain” series, all of which can be read as stand-alone novels. The series has been called, “terrifying,” and “page-turning” by readers. All of the books are set in the remote wilderness of Vermont and feature folklore, supernatural elements, and pulse-pounding action.
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