Today I have the pleasure of sharing my review for Camp Death by Jim Ody. Camp Death is book 1 in a series of novellas published by Question Mark Horror.
About the book
Camp Death is available to pre-order now and will be available to buy August 30th.
Opening with quite a hair raising scene, Camp Death tells the tale of Ritchie, a 16 year old hormonal teenager. He’s down in the dumps when his best friend Kelly brushes off his advances and he feels he’s ruined the friendship forever. Worse things are to come for Ritchie when his Mum and Dad announce they’re off on a family holiday to Camp Deathe, I mean what could possibly go wrong?
Reading this story really brought back memories of the books I used to love when I was younger, I loved a book that kept me guessing and would make the hairs stand up on the back of the neck and Camp Death definitely had these elements.
The characters felt real in this story, Ritchie and his friends being awkward teenagers, Toby being the older teenager who loved himself and was a bit of a bully, they all just seemed to be captured perfectly.
The story itself was a quick read, I’m not usually the biggest fan of novella’s but this one was just filled to brim and left me satisfied. It was just the perfect length and I loved how the tension and unease slowly built up through the story. I honestly thought I had an idea of what the conclusion would be but I honestly didn’t see THAT coming.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and would highly recommend it.
Look out for my review next week for the second novella in the series, Ouija by Zoe-Lee O’Farrell