Following his parents' ugly divorce, Jake Oliver chooses to move with his father to a remote corner of Connecticut. It is bad enough that their new home turns out to be a fenced-in dump in the middle of nowhere, but it seems that the previous owner, his dad's late Uncle Horace, had been the local crackpot ridiculed by the community for his belief that a Bigfoot roamed the vast woodland preserve that lay beyond the property.
everything about Jake's new life is bad, though. His job at the local
market is okay, and it doesn't hurt that his coworker is pretty Nell
Davis. But when odd things start to happen, like weird calls in the dead
of night, stones thrown by an unseen assailant, and lingering foul
odors wafting on the breeze, Jake starts to believe that maybe old
Horace wasn't so crazy after all. With Nell's help, Jake is determined
to make a name for himself by proving to the world that the mythical
Sasquatch is alive and well and living in the woods just on the other
side of that fence. @goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1251222101 5 STARS
I loved it! Anything about "Big ole Foot" I just love :)
author did a great job with this book in my opinion. The teenagers got
on my nerves from time to time, but they are teenagers, they do that.
mentioned in the blurb, Jake's mom and dad got a divorce and Jake
decides to move in with his father out in the middle of no where next to
the State Preserve in their late uncle/grandfather Horace's house.
Jake's sister Megan decided to live with their mom and her new rich
Jake takes on a job down at the market to help out with
the bills and have something to do. Jake's dad just leaves him there
for weeks while he travels out of the country to try and work out a deal
some products. Not drugs, come on people.
Jake gets a little
crush on Nell down at the market. They work together along with this
jerk named Barry. Oh, I wanted to beat his arse many a time.
starts looking into Horace's old papers because he was known as the
local nutter that believed in Sasquatch. Jake goes out into the woods to
meet with old Samuel that lived out there in a ranger type station.
Jake would find out information because Samuel was a friend of Horace's
and the man that owned the market would send Samuel out a box of food.
Jake keeps hearing things and smelling this horrific smell when he
would go out in the woods. So he decides to get Nell in on his
investigation. They go out with the video camera a few times etc.
Jake's sister Megan shows up saying she's staying with him and not
going to soccer camp. Now we have the trio going out and trying to find
info. They start getting major evidence and some other things I don't
want to give away.
Some really bad things happen with that jerk
Barry and there ends up being a manhunt for the Sasquatch. This in turn
leads to something so good that I can't hardly stand it. I love how the
author weaved this story together and where she went with it. The ending
was so very good.
I would recommend this book to any Sasquatch
lover, just as long as you don't mind the main characters being teens.
It didn't matter to me!
I thought this was a funny part in the book:
at us all, her eyes questioning. "They're real, aren't they? Please tell
me I'm not seeing things. Or smelling things. That stink alone could
revive a coma patient."
**I would like to thank NETGALLEY and SPENCER HILL PRESS for giving me the opportunity to read this book for my honest review.**