Spring break will never be the same after a legendary creature rises from the depths.
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Horror Fiction
- FINALIST (Top 5): The Kindle Book Review Awards 2019 - Fiction - Horror/Suspense
“This book flew by while I was reading because of its intense page-turning quality... Along the way, the real power of the horror novel kicks in more and more, and what might seem like a slow burner soon becomes an inferno of action, terror and frightening realities revealed.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)
It’s been almost two years, but the nightmares still haunt Miriam Brooks—grisly images of her brother being slaughtered. A relaxing Spring Break at the beach seems like a good way to put some distance between her and the troubling past, but paradise shatters when she saves a tourist from something lurking beneath the waves.
The cops and the coast guard are meant to handle the crimes of men, but Miriam’s been trained to find the creatures of lore—creatures like this. Pulled back into the life she wants to forget, Miriam is the last line of defense between man and myth.
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“The Kraken of Cape Madre by J.P. Barnett is the second book in the Lorestalker series; however, you don’t necessarily need to know what happened in the first book to fully understand and appreciate book 2! As I found this one so interesting though, I’ll soon catch up on book 1, so I’d recommend to others to read the series in the right order – you won’t regret it, I’m sure. I enjoyed Miriam’s story and how it all came together. It was an intriguing tale that explained a myth in a rather unusual and interesting way (not going to spoil it here, obviously!). There was a good number of characters involved; enough to have some variety, but not too many to confuse the reader. I enjoyed how the characters interacted with each other, and how a cop kind of turned a blind eye to some of Miriam’s methods because he knew she was the only chance to get the “problem” solved. It was an exciting read, and as I’m not a fan of creepy sea-creatures, it was indeed a proper horror novel to me. Novels like this make me feel validated about my hesitance to step into the sea! You never know what lurks out there.”
“This book flew by while I was reading because of its intense page-turning quality. Author J. P. Barnett weaves an interesting narrative which balances information reveals with plot twists very well, giving us a fast-paced plot that also has a lot to take in and digest along the way. The monsters, myths and historical aspects which Miriam uncovers are the hallmarks of any great seafaring adventure, adding lots of atmosphere as the darkness and tension of the tale builds up. Along the way, the real power of the horror novel kicks in more and more, and what might seem like a slow burner soon becomes an inferno of action, terror and frightening realities revealed. Overall, The Kraken of Cape Madre is an excellent addition to the horror genre: a read not to be missed.”
“The Kraken of Cape Madre is a fast-paced and action-packed journey into the realm of the impossible that will thrill anyone who’s ever hoped that the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot are really out there, and maybe even dreamed that they might see them someday. I’ll readily admit to having a weakness for reports of such sightings and regularly pore over news sites after major storms at sea just in case someone discovered any strange creatures that were beached in the process. Miriam is an awesome character and the consummate cryptid hunter. She’s strong, resilient and intelligent, and I’m hoping one day to also see Miriam Brooks as the star of movies based on the Lorestalker series. Barnett’s characters are marvelous; they’re well defined, multifaceted and credible. His plot is suspenseful and his story is impossible to put down. This book stands on its own as the author gives just enough background from Book 1, while refraining from spoilers to allow the books to be read out of order. I quickly came to love Cape Madre and appreciated how well the author made that little beach town feel real. The Kraken of Cape Madre: Lorestalker #2 is most highly recommended.”