Haven of Evil by Melvin Rivers

Haven of EvilHaven of Evil by Melvin Rivers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Kevin and Sandra lose their home to a flood they are forced to stay in a motel. Sandra’s mother gives them the name of a friend in real estate to try to find a new place to rent. Having lost his job also due to the flood, Kevin tells Mrs. Crabtree that they will take whatever she has available. The couple soon find themselves in Havenville in a home that seems to have more issues than a little handy work can take care of.

Having read a lot of horror novels and watched a lot of horror movies I found the story good but not surprising or new. It really didn’t remind me of anything specific but I also found myself kind of thinking I knew what was coming long before it happened.

I thought this was still a good read but I’d also like to have the characters a bit more fleshed out and a bit more depth to the story line. The book is fairly short and I think with adding a bit more description to it I might have become a bit more attached to the story going on. The conversations didn’t have quite the natural feel some times as I would be wondering what the emotions were at the time. More depth would bring more life to each interaction for me.

Overall, a somewhat average but still good horror story. Will be checking out more by Melvin Rivers soon.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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