[Review] The Beast of Black Pond by Nancy Gray

The Beast of Black PondThe Beast of Black Pond

by Nancy Gray

Genre: Horror

Age category: Middle Grade

Release Date: October 2018

“Mrs. Snider,” Duane asked. “Do you know anything about Black Pond?”

“There isn’t some monster drowning children. It’s a dangerous, polluted pond,” she said.

But there is a monster that lurks silently in the water, watching and waiting; hungry for its next meal. Duane has seen THE BEAST OF BLACK POND, and the beast has his scent. The beast hunts him from the pond, to the lake by the dam, even to his own swimming pool. Duane will need all his wits, and the help of his friends if he wants to avoid being pulled under to a watery grave.

 My Review:

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I liked the concept. It was an interesting and quick read. However, I will be honest, for a horror, I didn't really get the spine-chilling feeling I usually expect from the genre. While the monster was interesting in its abilities, I needed tension, terror and fear. I wanted to feel immersed in the world.

Nancy Gray
About the Author:

Nancy Gray has published a number of works including her young adult fantasy series Blood Rain. Her short story “Chosen” appeared in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Author Quest: a Penguin Special from Grosset & Dunlap. Her work also appears in various anthologies.

Nancy Gray has been writing for over ten years. Gray lives in South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys books, video games, anime, manga, and horror.

Other Works by Nancy Gray:

Blood Rain
Blood Moon

Blood God

Spine Chillers: The Scarecrow

Spine Chillers: Big Bad Wolf

Spine Chillers: The Beast of Black Pond

Spine Chillers: Empty Eyes

Spine Chillers: The Firefly

You can find and contact Nancy Gray here:

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