Title: The Hike
Author: John Inman
Genre: Contemporary, Horror
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 4, 2017)
Length: Novel (206 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Ashley James and Tucker Lee have been friends for years. They are city boys but long for life on the open trail. During a three-hundred-mile hike from the Southern California desert to the mountains around Big Bear Lake, they make some pretty amazing discoveries.
One of those discoveries is love. A love that has been bubbling below the surface for a very long time.
But love isn’t all they find. They also stumble upon a war—a war being waged by Mother Nature and fought tooth and claw around an epidemic of microbes and fury.
With every creature in sight turning against them, can they survive this battle and still hold on to each other? Or will the most horrifying virus known to man lay waste to more than just wildlife this time?
Will it destroy Ash and Tucker too?
Review: I came across this author about three books ago and was quite fascinated by the worlds he creates. In fact he was the one that turned my heart onto mysteries and horror stories. I must admit that I have never read a story that involved what this one involves, so that made it quite unique.
Ash and Tucker have been best friends for many years. One night in Mexico, made it even better. Now they have decided to go out and enjoy nature. Boy were they in for one long hike. They were taking their two cute dogs on a three week hike across the San Bernardino Mountains to Big Bear Lake. Now that is a lot of walking to do.
Coming across a old gentle man and his dog made their trip a little easier. Well that is until they were warned that something wasn’t up with the animals. On top of that they were coming to grips with their feelings for each other and damn does it heat up.
Now this author did a great job with the mixture of feelings between these two. As well as writing about their walk. He gives you sightings of wild and weird animals, dead animal bodies, and then he gives you one slamming and sitting on the edge of your seat ending. It is one of those stories that catches your attention from the start and you just can’t put it down till you finish it.
I truly love this author’s writings and this was a damn good one. I had a blast with it and probably won’t be going hiking anytime soon. I can honestly say this is probably my favorite one so far. I can guarantee that you will love this book. Way to go John Inman!!!