When two friends, out hiking, discover an old lodge deep in the woods near Enfield, they unleash a mystical hunter with a thirst of blood. After a hundred years, the beast, Ka-riu, is now on the hunt, and it’s good at what it does. Rural cop, Tom Henderson, finds himself thrust into a role he’s unprepared for—the savior of his town. With the help of an old farmer, Henderson must go head to head with the ancient Japanese demon, aided in its thirst for blood by the malevolent spirit of the cabin itself. In his hour of greatest challenge, Henderson finds out what he’s really made of.
The Enfield Horror Trilogy by Ron Ripley is a frightening melding of western and oriental myths in a tale that will make you think twice the next time you venture down an unfamiliar trail in the woods. Well-developed characters and a plot that will freeze the blood in your veins, this is horror at its finest.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars without hesitation.