The Montauk Monster – Publishers Weekly Best of Summer Reads
I was a little numb when my editor recently sent me a link to Publisher’s Weekly. They named my upcoming thriller, THE MONTAUK MONSTER, one of the best summer books of 2014! Not only that, they gave it a hell of a review. Here’s a snippet :
The urban mythologies of the Montauk Monster and the government labs on Plum Island unite to cause staggering levels of mayhem when mutant animals with toxic blood descend on a Long Island town. This wholly enthralling hulk of a summer beach read is redolent of sunscreen and nostalgia, recalling mass market horror tales of yore by John Saul, Dean Koontz, and Peter Benchley. — PW
Saul, Koontz and Benchley? That’s crazy. I’m just a guy who likes writing about monsters. 🙂
The buzz on the book has been fantastic. The Horror Bookshelf also named it one of the most anticipated reads of the summer, right next to Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes. Here’s what they had to say :
In The Montauk Monster, Shea utilizes the failed genetic experiment angle to craft a story that seems absolutely terrifying. I mean, this book has it all! Creepy monsters?
Check. Shadowy, top-secret projects from the government? Check. One thing is for certain after reading the synopsis of this book. Seeing how there is not just one but MANY of these creatures terrorizing the residents of Montauk, I will probably be afraid to ever step foot in the water again, fictitious story or not!
THE MONTAUK MONSTER hits shelves as a Pinnacle paperback on June 3rd. For those of you who have been following me these past 3 years, I promise you, this is the one you’ve all been waiting for.
Great news Hunter. Congratulations. You deserve it! Sounds like a great read. All the best, jk
Thanks Jackie! This is a big one. We’re all super excited over here.
Now that’s saying something! Right up there with Koontz, King, and Saul, some of my fav’s!
I’ve been following your progress and am so excited for the release in June. It’s even on my calendar!
Thank you. I promise, this book is nuts. 🙂
Congratulations! That’s a great honor!
Thank you so much Lindsey!
This is the most fabulous thing I’ve heard all day, Hunter! I cannot wait for this book. Thanks for having fun writing about monsters – you sure make it fun to read about them, too!
Can’t wait to read it!!
Thanks Joe. This is a wild one!
Thanks for the shoutout! Can’t wait to read this and I just heard about “Hell Hole” which looks great as well!
Ahh, Hell Hole. That there yarn is a whole different ball of wax. 😉
This is awesome! Congrats to you 😀
Thanks Amy! I can’t wait until this one come out.