Ararat by Christopher Golden #bookreviews #horror

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden’s supernatural thriller about a mountain adventure that quickly turns into a horrific nightmare of biblical proportions.

Fans of Dan Simmons’ The Terror will love Ararat, the thrilling tale of an adventure that goes awry. When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. The artifact tempts their professional curiosity; so they break it open. Inside, they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man that they expected, a hideous creature with horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain…but they are not alone. –

Blizzard conditions on a mountain top, people of different backgrounds and religions stuck in a cave, possibly with Noah’s Ark and an ancient evil?  And it was written by Christopher Golden?  I clicked so fast on the NetGalley request button, the mouse was a blur.

The gradual building of tension, mistrust, and fear the characters have both for their horrific situation and each other is compelling and intense.  Trust me – make sure you’re not disturbed while reading the last thirty or so pages of this book.  The characters are wonderfully flawed and fascinating and I found the religious diversity thought-provoking, but relieved it wasn’t the primary focus of the story.

This is the third book I’ve read by Christopher Golden and I’ve yet to be disappointed.  I’m a confirmed fan.  Ararat is scheduled for publication April 18th, 2017.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the digital ARC.

13 thoughts on “Ararat by Christopher Golden #bookreviews #horror

      1. Awesome! And Christopher Golden and I are now following each other on Twitter. I’m going to have to check out some of his earlier work too. I have a weakness for monster/thriller books, especially when in a remote snow covered setting!

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      1. My husband just saw this as I was scrolling through my Twitter account and was all, “Whoa! Stop there. Is that out? Did she like it?” Okay, it was more like, “That’s on my wishlist!” So, um, I guess I have heard of this author. *cringe* Hubby has read Golden before. So it’s moved up my TBR list. Thanks, Teri.

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