In Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie, three teenagers on their way to a concert have the misfortune to meet up with a crazed fundamentalist with a religious name and a tight hold on the small town he rules. Creed is predictable horror fun that will be devoured at the beach or while travelling by fans of the genre. The growing menace and tension is alleviated by humor ("There is nothing like the heel of your boot sinking into a freshly dug grave to ruin the mood"), and teens will be interested in the insights of the main character, a former foster kid who has finally found a loving home and a boyfriend. (They may also be bemused when the teenagers pull out a crinkled map when they get lost, rather than their phones.) A fine horror debut.
I read a digital advance reader copy of Creed. It will be published in November 2014.
Co-author Lindsay Currie is a Knox College graduate, and the Galesburg Public Library is fortunate to be hosting a book launch for Creed and local author fair the afternoon of Saturday, November 15. Lindsay will read from Creed, answer questions, and sell and sign copies of Creed. Readers of all kinds of books are encouraged to keep the date open. Local authors, please contact Reference staff at 309-343-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the author fair.