*Disclaimer – I received free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Kellen Tsosie crouched in the thick underbrush twenty yards away from the thirsty animal and tried to ignore the thorns scratching his legs. There had been rumors around town of strange sightings in the area, but the reports were inconsistent. Some said the thing had to be the biggest grizzly they had ever seen, others swore it looked like a gorilla, forgetting that the Pacific Northwest had never been home to any gorillas. Others swore it was the Dzunukwa, from the legends of the Kwakiutl tribe. Some called it ‘Bigfoot’, or ‘Sasquatch’. Kellen had hoped the sightings were none of those things, but couldn’t deny what was right in front of him. An ancient creature who knew their kind wasn’t allowed to be so close to the stream. Forbidden, even, to leave the foothills at all. Yet there it was in front of him, shattering a centuries-old alliance between Tsosie elders and the Bigfoot clan.
US Army Veteran Henry Miller embarks on a hunt at the edge of the Black Forest, but strays from the path and finds himself too close to the East Cascade Mountain Range.
Something lurks in the forest on the other side of those mountains. An ancient race of Bigfoot that have kept to themselves for centuries, until one of them defies the warnings and roams too far from the safety of their home.
When these two intersect, alliances are broken and events set in motion that will leave residents of the town of Easton Falls, Washington, fighting for their lives.
The Easton Fall’s Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge is a short and gruesome story of exactly what it sounds like; Bigfoot enacting revenge on the humans that have wronged them. But this is not a singular Bigfoot, this is a tribe (Bigfeet?) and when one of them is harmed inadvertently by a distracted hunter, they are not about to slink back into the shadows and forget about it. The story ramps up from uncomfortable to frantic in slow and steady steps – but they are pretty big steps.
The writing from husband and wife pair Rae Garcia and Prentice Garcia, is well crafted and you get more than just humanoid violence in this novella. The characters of the town are, for the most part, well fleshed out even in as little words as there are, with back stories and past traumas, yet this doesn’t entirely leave you feeling that Bigfoot is the villain for the entire story; as with any good story, it turns out it’s probably man.
I would have liked to get to know the Native American tribe a little better. These are the people who help protect the ‘Bigfeet’ and to keep things from the tragedy that happens here from ever occurring, but this time they failed. It would have been a great inclusion to have more of them interacting with the story and to learn how exactly this strange alliance came about. But overall, The Easton Fall’s Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge does exactly what it says on the tin and with an ending that is shocking, you will not be disappointed.
If you are looking for a revenge story with a twist or just more of the legendary Bigfoot in your library, The Easton Fall’s Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge is a must have novella for your collection.
About the Authors –
In her own writing, Holly Rae Garcia leans toward the thriller, horror, sci-fi, and dystopian genres.
She live on the Texas Coast with her family and five dogs.
* COME JOIN THE MURDER
Debut novel, a psychological thriller with horrific elements.
* EASTON FALLS MASSACRE: BIG FOOT’S REVENGE
Horror novella written with Ryan Prentice Garcia
More information can be found on her website: www.HollyRaeGarcia.com
Ryan Prentice Garcia is currently working on two projects: His first solo novel, a gruesome tale that involves poker, the devil, and revenge, and a sequel to his debut novella with his wife and fellow author, Holly Rae Garcia. He currently resides on the Texas Coast with his family.
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