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Northwoods Deep [Kindle Edition]

Joel Arnold
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Deep in the north woods, two sisters become lost; one stalked by a murderous ex-husband, the other unable to rid herself of the leeches that appear mysteriously on her skin.



All are drawn to an old, dilapidated cabin.



Inside lives an old man with awful urges, accompanied by a Rottweiler possessed by something...unnatural.



But it's what resides beneath the cabin that they should really be worried about.



Please join award-winning author Joel Arnold on a ride over the river and through the woods straight into terror in his newest novel, Northwoods Deep.



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What they're saying about Northwoods Deep:



"Arnold's prose is descriptive, full, and rich. I felt as if I was there; seeing, tasting, and feeling the same things his characters do...if you're a horror fan I don't think you'll go wrong with this book. Joel Arnold is one of the most entertaining horror writers I've read in recent years."

- Brian Jarrett, author of Into the Badlands



"With inspiration drawn from a North American Indian tribal legend, Northwoods Deep is a chilling tale of human failings exploited by an ancient evil. A horror story that managed to both scare and ensnare me, Northwoods Deep is an impressive novel by a talented author."

- Shelly Rae - Book'd Out Reviews



"Northwoods Deep by Joel Arnold is a morbidly delicious tale that will keep you hooked and wanting more from beginning to end."

- Juniper Grove - Jaidis Shaw Reviews



"This is the kind of horror that I can get into. Lost in the woods, and old cabin, a crazy old guy.....yeah, it's going there."

- Joe Hempel


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About the Author

Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including Weird Tales, Black Static, Chizine, and Cemetery Dance's anthology Shivers VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation's Gulliver Travel & Research Grant.

Arnold teaches writing at student workshops throughout Minnesota and has given presentations about the Ox Cart trails of Minnesota and the Dakotas to several historical societies and other groups interested in history. He also serves as the literary director for the Savage Arts Council.

Arnold lives near the Twin Cities in Minnesota with his wife, two kids, two cats, a dog and a ball python. Plus he makes a mean coffee cake.

Product Details

  • File Size: 868 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463587686
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Studio City; 1 edition (June 29, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UHVXCE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,508 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the kind of horror that I can get into. Lost in the woods, and old cabin, a crazy old guy.....yeah, it's going there.

Carol and her sister Brenda are taking kind of a canoe trip to really get away from Carols ex-husband Mitch, who is stalking her. He ends up hearing about it, and follows.

When this happens, her brother Jack starts to have dreams about his mother April (who he was responsible for killing in a car crash) telling him that his sisters were in trouble. So he and his father Allen, who has still never forgiven him for the death of April, goes after them, not exactly knowing when they hit the water.

Everything comes to a head at the Cabin in Northwoods deep where Agustus Meyer lives. He is the guardian of an ancient evil. Mitch is the first to really find out what happens, and it's here where the twisted Hansel and Gretel story comes into play, as it seems he's "fattening" them up for some sort of sacrifice.

I can't really go much more into detail as it will spoil the story, but I found it a real page turner.

The only gripe I had was that in the eBook version from B&N there was no separation of paragraphs when they are changing scene or location. You are reading about Carol and Brenda one paragraph and the next sentence the scene switches to Jack and Allen, but it runs together. I found myself having to re-read some sections because all of a sudden I was reading in a different location with different characters and thought maybe I missed something.

Overall though, a great book!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it June 27, 2011
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And let me say for the record, I'm no reviewer... but I liked this book.

There're strange happenings going on here from the get-go, and Joel wastes no ink acquainting us with two of the main characters. Unfortunately, one of them has a restraining order against the other, not that the other seems to be bothered by this. So, feeling the need to get away for awhile, Carol and her sister Brenda decide to go on a canoeing trip up a river, for a few days. Little do they know that Carol's ex-husband (see "restraining order") is in hot pursuit, wanting to confront his once-wife and "talk" with her, away from civilization.

Now, in some places the suspense was drawn out too much for me, and I found myself hoping things would "get back to the action." But that's my only criticism, and this is horror. Joel has a way with imagery, and there were more than a few lines that made me shake my head and cringe. Just *cringe*. The story clips along at a steady pace and soon enough, the ladies are on the river, and that's all I'm going to say about it. I felt the river sequence was essentially the equivalent of that first hill your roller coaster climbs... you know the one, where things are building up to that first drop and the rush of "omigawdwe'redead! that crackles through you. Except, with the rollercoaster, there are features to keep you safe.

There were some truly intense moments in this piece of work, the likes I haven't read in a very long time. And the suspense in the last forty pages or so was worthy enough of any Stephen King book. In all sincerity, Joel is a very, very twisted gentleman.

A good book. I'll be reading more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was hooked from page one April 5, 2011
By Irene
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A sister's love, a father's pain, a brother's guilt, a psycho ex husband, a creepy old hermit, and an Indian legend all come together in a story so descriptive and well written that I could almost smell the woods and hear the river. There are not many books that I assign the overused phrase of "page turner" and it may seem like I'm gearing up to call Northwoods Deep one of them....
Well I'm not. Because for me, this book was more rare than a page turner. I did not devour it in one sitting. This book was savored slowly over several days, even though I did not want to put it down. I forced myself to put it down. To make it last, simply because I don't know when I have enjoyed a book more, and I didn't want it to end. I do know it will probably be a long time before I find another one as good. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this author.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put this down! July 28, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book from the first chapter. It had me completely hooked and I finished this in a weekend (which is fast for me)! The characters seemed so real, the author really made me care about them and what was happening--it felt like they were old friends. Some really scary stuff goes on and through the whole book I was so anxious to get to the next page and see what would happen. Very creepy, scary and unexpected things go on, just what I like in a book. I could not recommend this more! A really great read! Can't wait to read more by Joel Arnold!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't think this book could get worse....then it did. January 14, 2013
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I'll begin by saying that I am a hard-core horror fan, so I tried to get into this book. The first two chapters were extremely slow and boring, but I was determined to stick with it. It seems like the author chose to create stupid, weak, addiction-ridden characters and throw them all together on an "adventure" where they all mysteriously end up in the same location in the end. Not one character could I relate to or sympathize with. I honestly didn't care who died or survived by the middle of the book. I don't know where the 5 star ratings are coming from....this book is LAME!

I found myself constantly rereading passages to try to figure out what was happening, many times just skipping over it all together because it made no sense at all.
I think the storyline had potential, it just never materialized and went on numerous tangents. Just when I thought the book couldn't get worse, the last chapter put it over the top for me. The kindle edition also contained many, many distracting errors. Save your money and don't waste your time on this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gory
this book was unbelievable. Very convincing, but hard to imagine. scary and it made
me want t turn the next page.
Published 2 months ago by kathy Nedrow
2.0 out of 5 stars Good writing, boring story
Once again I bumped into a storyline that really made me struggle. There were bits and pieces that piqued my interest, but then it fell back into blackness. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Varjagr
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy
Loved it. Book Bub's daily deals have yet to steer me wrong. Only reason I give it 4 and not 5 is the squirming feeling I
had when **** was happening in the ***** and then... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jo Lynn Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't start unless you have enough time to sit long enough to finish....
Calgon, or Joel Arnold's writing-take me away. From the first page, I was immersed in this story and didn't want to put it down until I'd read the last page. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gloria Teague
1.0 out of 5 stars Odd, disgusting, and an awful ending.
This book had a lot of potential. I was intrigued in the beginning, and I enjoyed it for several chapters. But the further the book went, it was straight downhill from there. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Holly Felts
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok to read
Not one of the best books I have read but it was okay. Usually I read a book pretty quickly and it took me a few days to get through this one, just didn't capture my attention... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anna Voyles
5.0 out of 5 stars Never think the woods are peaceful.
If you are afraid to go out of the way places, don't go alone in the woods. What looks like a quaint log cabin for a getaway could be your worst nightmare.
Published 5 months ago by Linda Gilmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Loosely written, but a great read.
Wasn't sure if I'd find the rhythm and flow of the story. Once I did, I was in for the entire ride and enjoyed every minute of it. Terrific twists. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Krys Boyer
3.0 out of 5 stars NORTHWOODS Deep
This was a very different type of story line for me. It was unnerving for certain. Reminded me of a Stephen King type story. Always keeps u guessing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sandra Petty
4.0 out of 5 stars Creative and chilling.
I would have liked to know a bit more about the family relationships here, as well as why the girls so willingly went into the cabin. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MartiPalmieri
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More About the Author

Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including WEIRD TALES, CHIZINE, AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE and Cemetery Dance's anthology SHIVERS VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation's Gulliver Travel & Research Grant.

Arnold teaches writing at student workshops throughout Minnesota and has given presentations about the Ox Cart trails of Minnesota and the Dakotas to several historical societies and other groups interested in history. He also serves as the literary director for the Savage Arts Council.

Arnold lives near the Twin Cities in Minnesota with his wife, two kids, two cats, a dog and a ball python. Plus he makes a mean coffee cake.

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