Six teenagers are returning from a concert when they make a detour to
buy drugs. Their car breaks down… and then things go horribly wrong. An
abandoned home looks like a safe haven but monsters lurk in the dark.
Will there be any escape for them before this night is through?
URBAN GOTHIC is and intense and brutally gory tale of horror. From the
very first page, Brian Keene sets a frantic pace in which each new
terror eclipses the past ones. Readers who like their horror on the
gruesome side will relish this tale as Brian Keene takes creepy to a
whole new level!
However, one aspect in particular makes URBAN GOTHIC stand out from so
many others in the genre… the characters don’t commit the stereotypical
stupid moves that found in most slasher novels and movies. There are
none of those moments where we scream in frustration at a character for
stupidly opening the door to the killer. Instead, the characters face
completely irrational situations and react as rationally as one could
URBAN GOTHIC is a disturbingly good horror tale. There is an
interesting side story involving stereotypes that injects a sense of
reality into an otherwise unbelievable tale, giving the story a sense
of authenticity despite the outlandish and bizarre villains. Excellent
addition to the genre!
Leisure (August 2009)