Review of The Chill, by Scott Carson

The ChillThe Chill by Scott Carson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As the blurb in Goodreads says, “a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate.” The greater good being New York City’s fresh water needs from long ago.

People in Galesburg were supposed to have been bought out and left. Not all of them did. That’s where the horror and suspense comes in. The Chill may give you some. My four star rating is for excellent character development and a strong story line. A look into the odd past of the ensemble group of people, connected past and present, offers a hook that keeps the reader turning pages.

As some other reviews have noted, the book might have gone on longer than necessary. Once the unknowns come to the fore, the scary elements decline somewhat and details drag on. The result is more four star reviews than five, mine included. Still, I recommend it.

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3 thoughts on “Review of The Chill, by Scott Carson

  1. Sounds an enticing read John. But I do have a problem with books that are too long with filler. I usually stop reading them. 🙂 (All these years and I still can never receive a reply from you.) 🙁

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