by Jonathan Taylor
My rating: 4 stars
Publisher: WiDo Publishing (May 6, 2012)
Publication Date: May 6, 2012
Genre: Suspense | Thriller
Print Length: 376 pages
A young American couple conducting an aerial survey of central Africa is shot down by hostile militia in a dense region of the Congo. With their attackers in pursuit, Brandon and Samantha are pushed deeper and deeper into the forest, to a place so terrifying that even the local Mbuti refuse to enter.
The pair soon discovers another party is risking the dangers of the jungle, seeking a rare flower with vast medical potential. As the two groups combine forces against the genocidal militia, the Blood Forest holds them all with a secret that is more complex and sinister than any of them realize.
“This forest has a pulse.
It beats in my chest.
I can see it in the eyes of the beasts.
Together, we move to this rhythm.
It calls to us. It calls for blood.”
Blood Forest by Jonathan Taylor
What was an adventure, an opportunity to create an aerial survey of central Africa turned into a living nightmare for Brandon and Sam when their plane is shot from the sky and plunges into the dense jungle where even the vegetation seems to breathe with malevolence. As they run for their lives, they soon find they are not alone, but is the group pursuing a rare and exotic flower for its medicinal properties possible allies or will they become like a stone around their necks?
With a bloodthirsty militia on their tails, there is a far more terrifying evil awaiting them in the dense forest, a fearsome monster or monsters that strike fear into the hearts of even the natives. Could it be there is more to fear than nature? Has man managed to become the greatest monster of all?
Jonathan Taylor’s BLOOD FOREST thrusts us into this thriller with a vengeance and life-threatening action, but are the crocodiles merely the warm up act for what lay ahead? Is this forest haunted or is the danger very real, very alive and very unnatural? Will these adventurers survive the jungle or the soldiers that chase them? Is there any way out? Who will survive, how?
BLOOD FOREST is one of “those” reads, just scary enough to keep one just a little apprehensive to turn the next page, yet equally unwilling to miss a thing! Sweat in the steam of the jungle, feel the fear of being lost with no apparent way out, and remember, the forest is alive and it wants blood…is it possible to survive?