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Cold on the Mountain [Read] ➪ Cold on the Mountain By Daniel Powell – All they wanted was a vacation to the Grand Canyon Instead they found themselves on a collision course with a terrible timeless darknessWelcome to Adrienne home to history’s worst serial killers and All they wanted was a vacation to the Grand Canyon Cold on PDF/EPUB ² Instead they found themselves on a collision course with a terrible timeless darknessWelcome to Adrienne home to history’s worst serial killers and mass murderers Nestled in an isolated meadow high in the Sierra Nevada Adrienne is sort of like a cosmic lint trap It collects the universe’s negative energy—all of our blackest human impulses—before purging that darkness back into the world in a yearly lottery From Hitler to Bin LadenBundy to Gacy Adrienne is the way station for dark energy that doesn’t just pass on—it passes throughWhen Phil Benson decides to take an unmarked detour over the mountain he drives his family into the mouth of madness where they are forced to join a captive labor pool with little hope for freedom Escape is pointless and time stretches out into eternity with every new day the same as the lastSometimes it’s better just to skip the shortcutWith echoes of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Stephen King’s Needful Things and Blake Crouch’s Pines series Cold on the Mountain treads the boundary between horror and supernatural suspense.

10 thoughts on “Cold on the Mountain

  1. Stan James Stan James says:

    This is a solid little horror novel that feels like an expanded short story There are no side plots or other distractions here just a Point A to Point B story about a family that takes a shortcut in the Sierra Nevada mountains that leads them into the small town of Adrienne a place where evil gathers literally all the bad people of the world end up here after they dieAs part of the contingent of normals that blunder into Adrienne Phil and Wendy Benson are forced to work for the dark ones to earn a chance for a once a year lottery that sees a bunch of people both good and bad released back into the world via magic portal Adrienne is host to demons serial killers Joseph Goebbels Call me Joseph and the teenage Columbine killers who are never mentioned by name and are weirdly depicted as cartoonish villainsThere is some nice tension as the family struggles to both follow the rules and sometimes defy them knowing the dire conseuences of being caught but the story is almost too efficient as it speeds along to the endgame the various pieces all falling in place so uickly there is little time to allow events to sink in The reader learns about Adrienne but it only ever feels like the surface is examinedPhil the protagonist of the story comes across as a decent but ultimately bland kind of everyman Bo his brother on the other side leads a search to find him and his family and at one point he and his girlfriend come to believe it's essential to get the local sheriff on board to make their kooky plan to free the normals of Adrienne work though it's never stated exactly why he's needed The sheriff is nice enough as a character but he becomes increasingly non essential as the story progresses to the point where I almost felt his alleged need was a deliberate red herringThe conclusion will likely leave a lot of readers with a What happened next feeling but that's not necessarily a bad thingOverall Cold on the Mountain has a comfortable old school horror feel to it The journey is brisk perhaps too much so but the action certainly keeps rolling along

  2. Liz Warwick Liz Warwick says:

    Very good Best horror slash supernatural book I've read in ages This story flowed really well and the writing very good I probably should have given it four stars but i didn't get a real feeling of horror anywhere so dropped one star for that Still a good read and i would certainly read of this author's work

  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    Soooooooo GoodI own and have read all of the e books this author has on This book is actually my favorite what an amazing idea I usually remove books from my Fire tablet that I have read Not these books I will read them again A good book is a good friend Sir get busy I want

  4. Patricia Folks Patricia Folks says:

    This book was so good could not put it down literally I had spent the last few hours to finish reading this book hoping for the ending to be was I was wishing for And it was This is a must read I highly recommend this book You won't be sorry I know you will enjoy this Not giving away the storyREAD IT

  5. Cathy Gudger Cathy Gudger says:

    Wow this is a great novel The characters and the story line are wonderfulIsn't it just like a man to not ask for directions or go down an unknown highway taking a short cutJust kidding Highly recommend

  6. leonard p mulaski leonard p mulaski says:

    RefreshingThis book was a welcome change from all the horror tropes I've become so familiar with If you're tired of the everyday take a trip to the mountain just don't take the shortcut ;

  7. Laura Poppenwimer Laura Poppenwimer says:

    A family spring break goes terribly wrong when a shortcut takes them to a town in a different dimension The characters were well developed and it was a good story about the importance of closeness as a family It was an enjoyable read just didn't knock my socks off

  8. Dawn Dawn says:

    Great bookI haven't been writing ratings lately just giving stars but this book was unbelievable I could not put it down what a well written book ;a page turner I couldn't wait to get to the next page

  9. Darlene Darlene says:

    Scary but worth reading

  10. Kelly Kelly says:

    It's like 3 and a half stars Was totally not what I was expecting but a fun read either way

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