When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos – and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost.
IT’S THE MONSTERS WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID.
When the children of Archer’s Peak – a sleepy town in the heart of America – begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories – impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only one who sees what they can see.
Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.
Small Town America is a really, really annoying place. This is a bloody, brutal, gory story of monsters that eat children but perhaps there would have been less death if the residents had just listened to the weird girl with one eye for once.
It’s not quite clear how or why the monsters are arriving in town, who the Erica is who is sent to kill them or how she even knows how to kill them, but unravelling that mystery is all part of the fun of this series. There’s a quiet presence to Erica that makes you want to follow her, even into danger.
I’m looking forward to finding out this series secrets, and just who Erica is. I just need less small town idiocy that nearly gets people killed and more of the cool nerd sidekick kid and the strange stuffed animal (which I had nearly forgotten about, what was with the creepy talking stuffed animal).
Look out for my review of Volume 2 in the future!