Jim Ody: Camp Death

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Camp Death. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell and the team at Question Mark Press for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

The place had a gruesome past that nobody wanted to talk about…

Camp Deathe is now a great place to spend the summer. Ritchie soon finds a group of outsiders like himself. Teenagers who ignore the organised activities, and bunk off in the old abandoned cabins deep in the woods. The cabins that have a history.

The campfire monster stories were meant to just scare them. Nobody expected them to come true. Then one of the teenagers disappears in the middle of the night.

Something is watching them. It hides in the woods and hunts at night.

Ritchie will have to uncover the secrets of the camp, and understand his own problems in order to survive.

Review:

Camp Death is something of a slow burn, but I loved the way that Ody built up the atmosphere in this novel. The detailed descriptions mean that it is very easy to picture the camp and the cabins and imagine yourself staying there. From the outset, I could tell that something wasn’t quite right with the camp and it wasn’t the kind of place I’d like to stay, and I wanted to read on to find out more about what had happened before. 

The central characters in Camp Death are all teenagers and I feel that Ody has created some very realistic, relatable characters, particularly for readers of a similar age. He does explore a number of issues that are relevant to both young adult and adult readers and this adds an extra layer to the intriguing plot. 

There are lots of twists and turns in Camp Death and I will admit that I was not prepared for the majority of them. 

I look forward to seeing more from the Question Mark Horror series. 

Camp Death is available from Amazon.

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