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Eternal City
by Nancy Kilpatrick & Michael Kilpatrick

Category: Fiction / Horror
290 pages; ISBN: 0786249608

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


It’s been a rough two years for Claire Mowatt with her husband dying in a freak accident and then two years later her Aunt Lillian is declared dead in a drowning accident. Claire is driving up to Chesborough, four hours away from Toronto, with her twelve-year-old son to inspect the lake front cottage she inherited from Aunt Lillian. The owners of Nirvana, The ETERNAL CITY, a self contained gated and domed community on Skeleton lakes already made Claire an offer on the place.

When they arrive at the cottage, they meet the next door neighbor Gord Roberts and his son Jeremy. Gord implores her not to sell the property and to join him in his fight against Nirvana. Ever since the complex was built, the animals and fish are dying off and people who oppose the ETERNAL CITY wind up dead or missing. Varik, the CEO of Nirvana, wants Claire just like he wants what the unholy creatures he made a pact with promised him.

Nancy and Michael Kilpatrick have written an enthralling horror novel about creatures that tap into humanity’s basic desires by promising to fulfill them in return for services rendered. The actions of the hero and the heroine are believable and the creatures act according to their biological imperative so it’s inevitable that when they meet the results are catastrophic. ETERNAL CITY is what horror is all about.

Harriet Klausner


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