10 January 2020

Highway Twenty

Photo of the book cover of Highway Twenty by Michael J Moore

By Michael J Moore

Paperback 317 pages
Publisher HellBound Books Publishing (17th Oct 2019)

📕My Review

Wow, what a crazy, wonderful read this was! It was like a classic 1980s creature feature and such great fun.

In Highway Twenty we're introduced to a bunch of repulsive insectile creatures who try to take over the human race by hatching their eggs inside human hosts. Yuck, I hear you cry! Not only are they darn revolting critters but they have the ability to appear in physical form as the humans whose bodies they invaded.

Are you still following this? Ok good! Then comes along Sedrow Woolley inhabitant Conor Mitchell who gets bitten by his 'dog' (who is really a creature incognito) and discovers it's given him the amazing power to see the creatures as they really are. But here's the thing — can he convince the few remaining 'unchanged' humans in Sedrow Woolley of what's happening and how in the heck is he going to save the planet from annihilation?!!

I really enjoyed this book. Everything about it was right up my alley. It didn't set out to be a serious horror novel and that's what made it a quality read. The main characters felt real and the pacing was good. It contained the correct balance of humour, gore and twists, with a thrilling finale.

Book Source: Review copy from the publisher
Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

An engineer from out of town disappears.Then Conor Mitchell’s girlfriend. Then his parents. The townspeople of Sedrow Woolley, Washington are vanishing at a horrifying rate. But they come back. They all come back days later, and they’re different: Hungry. Insectile. Creatures posing as humans. Because Conor knows the truth, and because the entire police force has already been changed, and because there’s nowhere to run from an evil that only wants to spread, his sole option is to fight. But they have no intention of letting him leave town.

📘The Author

Photo of author Michael J Moore
I have worked as a personal trainer in the Seattle area for years. My spare time is spent searching the darkest corners of my mind for whatever horrors, oddities, or fascinations may have found their way in, begging expression in my unique literary voice.

Also, I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author.

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