Author: Andrew Klavan
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Summary (from Goodreads):
Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.
As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.
Now Tom’s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?
Tom is a good reporter he knows how to look for answers but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything including Tom’s life hangs in the balance.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Nightmare City starts with Tom waking up in his home but something is off. His home and his town are empty…well, almost. He must figure out what is going on. His life depends on it. But solving this puzzle is right up his alley because he’s a reporter and finding out the truth is what Tom is all about, so he is determined to find out what is happening before it’s too late.
The beginning of Nightmare City seems weird but I had an “aha” moment about a third of the way through, and a little further into the book my suspicions were confirmed (I’m being vague because of spoilers).
I like the main character, Tom. Although he is a little naive, he is a good guy and stands up for what he believes in.
Andrew Klavan’s writing is easy to read and the entire book is suspenseful. It keeps your interest throughout. In fact, I had trouble putting it down. I definitely recommend Nightmare City.
About the Author
Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember.He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa.
3 print copies of Nightmare City (US only)