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FINDING THAT DESECRATED BODY WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING... For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature. But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could FINDING THAT DESECRATED BODY WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING... For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature. But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could have ever imagined. Because these four friends have wandered into the territory of the violent, grotesque Webb family. A group of psychopaths who have a taste for human meat. And they are hungry! Ashley and her friends must face this evil head on, and worse, discover the shocking secret behind the family's existence... In the vein of THE EVIL DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and WRONG TURN - HORROR IN THE WOODS will leave you exhausted and drained. A brutal, violent tale that hurtles along at break-neck pace - one that horror fans should not miss!


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FINDING THAT DESECRATED BODY WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING... For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature. But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could FINDING THAT DESECRATED BODY WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING... For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature. But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could have ever imagined. Because these four friends have wandered into the territory of the violent, grotesque Webb family. A group of psychopaths who have a taste for human meat. And they are hungry! Ashley and her friends must face this evil head on, and worse, discover the shocking secret behind the family's existence... In the vein of THE EVIL DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and WRONG TURN - HORROR IN THE WOODS will leave you exhausted and drained. A brutal, violent tale that hurtles along at break-neck pace - one that horror fans should not miss!

30 review for Horror in the Woods

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    Gore galore is the name of the game in this book! Two couples decide to get together to go on a hike and to spend some time together. They end up going through a thickly wooded area that supposedly has an urban legend of a cannibalistic family that roams the woods. Is the urban legend true or is it just a myth? The couples embark on an adventure that turns into a grisly nightmare. Readers Beware: This is a very graphic book, filled with torture and gore. If you are squeamish at all, then stay aw Gore galore is the name of the game in this book! Two couples decide to get together to go on a hike and to spend some time together. They end up going through a thickly wooded area that supposedly has an urban legend of a cannibalistic family that roams the woods. Is the urban legend true or is it just a myth? The couples embark on an adventure that turns into a grisly nightmare. Readers Beware: This is a very graphic book, filled with torture and gore. If you are squeamish at all, then stay away from this book, but for those of you who love lots of gore, then read on! Kept me on the edge of my seat to the point I stayed up till 3:00 a.m. this morning wanting to finish it and not put it down! Four star read on this one!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    HORROR IN THE WOODS, by Lee Mountford is a gore-splattered romp in the woods (literally). Complete with your token backwoods family--although this one DOES have a few differences than most--your group that gets "lost in the woods", and the horror and torture that ensue. ". . . it felt like they had crossed over into something . . . a different kind of place . . . " We begin with a group of four: Ashley, her new boyfriend, Tim, best friend, Kim, and boyfriend, Craig. What starts out as a "vacation" to/> HORROR IN THE WOODS, by Lee Mountford is a gore-splattered romp in the woods (literally). Complete with your token backwoods family--although this one DOES have a few differences than most--your group that gets "lost in the woods", and the horror and torture that ensue. ". . . it felt like they had crossed over into something . . . a different kind of place . . . " We begin with a group of four: Ashley, her new boyfriend, Tim, best friend, Kim, and boyfriend, Craig. What starts out as a "vacation" to get to know each other better, very quickly changes pace when they come across something . . . unexpected . . . in the woods, that changes everything. I have to say that while this novel did have some key differences from others of its kind (especially towards the end), for the main part, it starts with the usual formulaic sequences. Considering that there really isn't much to change one's view of the events that are anticipated to come, I would have liked to have seen some really stand-out characters to bring the story alive in a different manner. Unfortunately, I never connected to any of them, and found their personalities to be very predictable and cliched overall. ". . . Ashley wasn't sure what the difference was between a forest and just woods, but it seemed an inadequate description for the mass of trees that sprouted from the hilltop . . ." There were some nice descriptions here, and a slightly different angle to the end, but honestly not enough to make more of an average impression upon me. If you're looking for a book that delivers exactly what the title states, this does that. I just didn't feel it had enough of a "lasting" effect for my personal tastes. Still, a solid story for those looking for precisely that.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    This book is not for everyone. It’s gory and graphic. I thought it was great. I went into thinking it was going to be about some cannibals living in the woods but it was much more than that. Four friends are on a hike in the woods when they find a body. Worried the killer might still be around, one wants to head back. One wants to continue and get help in the next town. One wants to bring the body. The situation devolves from there. If only they knew what was coming next. If only they knew one o This book is not for everyone. It’s gory and graphic. I thought it was great. I went into thinking it was going to be about some cannibals living in the woods but it was much more than that. Four friends are on a hike in the woods when they find a body. Worried the killer might still be around, one wants to head back. One wants to continue and get help in the next town. One wants to bring the body. The situation devolves from there. If only they knew what was coming next. If only they knew one of them was not to be trusted. Then they meet The Family...and all he’ll breaks loose. It really is gory so don’t read this before dinner....or right after. Or before you go to sleep. Or with the lights out. Aside from that, happy reading!

  4. 4 out of 5

    John

    3.5 stars Cannibal hill people that aren't a stereotype, a demonic alien, and a mousey girl that becomes like Lara Croft. Too much gal-stuff for my taste, but still a worthy read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dez Nemec

    This book pulls no punches. It is pretty clear from the beginning that this is not going to be a happy-go-lucky hiking/camping trip. I swear, I am never going into the woods again after reading so many books like this. I don't even think I could live near woods. A few weeks ago, I was at a client's house surrounded by woods after dark and could not keep myself from rushing to get out of there! But I digress - at 4% into the book, we meet Ted, and while we don't yet know his name, we d This book pulls no punches. It is pretty clear from the beginning that this is not going to be a happy-go-lucky hiking/camping trip. I swear, I am never going into the woods again after reading so many books like this. I don't even think I could live near woods. A few weeks ago, I was at a client's house surrounded by woods after dark and could not keep myself from rushing to get out of there! But I digress - at 4% into the book, we meet Ted, and while we don't yet know his name, we do know things will not end on a happy note. He muses that the group was "...trekking towards the woods, unaware of what awaited inside. Not just death, but torture and pain beyond their wildest, most vivid nightmares." As others have stated, the gore was abundant. There are a couple places where I thought I may vomit. Some of the stuff was pretty brutal. But if you have a strong stomach, and like weird stuff this is it. Because these aren't your typical hillbilly cannibal folk. This is my second Lee Mountford book and both were very good. Highly recommend this one!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    Uninspired and boring retread of many books that came before it. Sure, it's gory and fast-paced, high points for me, but it's a barebones version of things much preferred. Just read Off Season or The Woods Are Dark again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dixie

    although it was pretty good, I thought it was slow. could have done away with some of the scenes from the woods that seemed to go on and on. I will try this author again though

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Bass

    Way way WAY too disgusting for my tastes, but well written nonetheless. I'm not a big fan of this genre but if you want some Texas Chainsaw Massacre + Cabin In The Woods type of action, give it a whirl. Mountford knows how to write.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Ward

    Creepy Great story about hikers being attacked by cannibals in the woods. Bad table manners and dysfunctional family values. Very exciting.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janice Sheppell

    Spelling Nothing will turn me off a good story like the poorly edited one. I see that a lot in ebooks. Stops me cold. Or words used improperly. That changes the whole meaning of the point you are trying to make. Now I'm not speaking about the differences between U.S. English and British english, I know the difference. I would like to read this story in the future. Please edit and re-submit.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Martin d. Jones

    Kinda dumb. Also riddled with grammatical errors. Besides the story being cheesy as hell, this book was not proofread. Holy crap, how frustrating!! I'm still a fan of the genre, and I liked "The Demonic," so I'll give this author another shot.

  12. 4 out of 5

    MARIEDH KING

    Absolute rubbish Unbelievable nonsense. Shallow underdeveloped characters. Poor writing and overuse of the word hell in the middle and start of a sentence. Drivel.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Potter

    Here we have a reasonably well written book featuring a popular horror concept and a heavy focus on disgusting gore, but sadly lacking any real character development. As I've come to expect, Hannibal Hills gives us another impeccable performance that is a joy to listen to. His voices are excellently crafted, and while his female voices do leave the tiniest bit to be desired, I have no complaints. As always, his vocal inflections and tempo changes were spot on. My one narrator issue wi Here we have a reasonably well written book featuring a popular horror concept and a heavy focus on disgusting gore, but sadly lacking any real character development. As I've come to expect, Hannibal Hills gives us another impeccable performance that is a joy to listen to. His voices are excellently crafted, and while his female voices do leave the tiniest bit to be desired, I have no complaints. As always, his vocal inflections and tempo changes were spot on. My one narrator issue with this book is that it's a little off-putting to listen to a male voice narrating a female-led book. Now, as a fan of films like The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn, I was pretty excited to read a book with what seemed a similar concept. However, it becomes apparent quite quickly that the concept isn't that similar. There is a shift to the concept that (in an effort to avoid spoilers) I will not discuss. Suffice it to say that for me this shift made the book far less than enjoyable. Not because of the shift itself, but because of how the shift affected the presentment of the villains and their personalities. I struggled to connect with the main character. Not because she wasn't likable but because we just don't know anything about her. The story opens on a trek through the wilderness to get her friends and her new boyfriend to connect. But her entire character consists of being meek and being Tim's girlfriend. That's really it. I don't know where she's from, what she does, if she has any other friends, if she has family apart from her parents, what her parents are like, what her hobbies are, what she enjoys, or literally anything else about her. I find it very disappointing and a little disconcerting that the villains get more character development than the main character. As with the other Lee Mountford book I've read (The Mark), my biggest complaints about the writing are: 1, the author still hasn't realized the difference between nauseous and nauseated. 2, for me, the omniscient POV kills almost all of the tension as we are kept separate from the characters. The horror of the situation just doesn't feel personal or important because of that distance from them. 3, the "twists" really aren't twisty at all. I saw all of them coming from the very beginning. And 4, psychology. I feel like the author just doesn't understand how human brains work. There are a few points (like dissociation) where he hits it spot on, but others (such as thinking through pain and terror) where he swings miles wide of reality. Which brings me to a minor tertiary point. I'm left wondering if the author has ever had a cut. His descriptions of the pain associated with severe cuts are... I'm sorry to say, laughable. My final complaint is unique to this book. The gore. Now, with the concept being what it is I knew to expect a certain level of gratuitous gore. But I feel like this book took it several steps farther than necessary with the sole intention of trying to elicit gag reflex. Which it did. There was a point that I had to stop on account of nausea. It wasn't scary. It wasn't horrifying. It was just disgusting. Finally, the ending. I won't give away whether this does or does not happen, but this is one of those books where the villains ultimately winning in the end would be very appropriate. I did like the way things came together (coming full circle in some instances) at the end, though the note it ends on feels rather unrealistic to me. I wish I could rate this book higher, as it was so close to an awesome concept that, if executed better, could have been a ton of fun to read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    AudioBookReviewer

    My original Horror in the Woods audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer. This is very much a story of two halves, the first half uses the familiar trope of teenagers lost in the woods and the nasty things they discover while they're trying to find the way out. The second half is something a little bit less familiar and has some surprising twists... The story itself is quite slow moving, with the main characters spending quite a lot of time having feelings and shouting My original Horror in the Woods audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer. This is very much a story of two halves, the first half uses the familiar trope of teenagers lost in the woods and the nasty things they discover while they're trying to find the way out. The second half is something a little bit less familiar and has some surprising twists... The story itself is quite slow moving, with the main characters spending quite a lot of time having feelings and shouting at each other what they should do next - once they finally decide on a course of action about halfway through the book, things start to speed up and get interesting. By interesting, I mean deeply and graphically gory and violent. If that's your cup of tea, then this book is BRILLIANT! For me, I'm not a fan of gore for the sake of gore so I started to lose interest a bit but I know there was a time when this book would have rocked my world. Despite all sorts of nasty things happening to characters during the course of this book: they never pass out. So you get to witness the horror that happens to them from their perspective, but there's no real reason that they can't pass out. For me, this book is an ultra-violent YA, if such a thing exists... it feels like a teen slasher but with deeper levels of depravity than you're likely to get in any movie! The sound quality was perfect and Han Hills, the narrator, does a good job of giving the different characters their own personalities with his voice. I found it odd that a male narrator was reading a book with a female main protagonist but he brings it together. Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.

  15. 4 out of 5

    MJ miranda_c_rites

    I hadn’t heard of Lee Mountford when Horror in the Woods popped up for 99¢ on BookBub in March, but I love discovering new authors. Horror in the Woods sounded like something I would enjoy, and at 99¢, I was willing to take a chance. The book began with four young hikers taking a weekend to get to know each other a little better. Someone tells a scary story about an urban legend. Someone gets freaked out a little. They stumble onto something they don’t expect, and it is quite scary. There are so I hadn’t heard of Lee Mountford when Horror in the Woods popped up for 99¢ on BookBub in March, but I love discovering new authors. Horror in the Woods sounded like something I would enjoy, and at 99¢, I was willing to take a chance. The book began with four young hikers taking a weekend to get to know each other a little better. Someone tells a scary story about an urban legend. Someone gets freaked out a little. They stumble onto something they don’t expect, and it is quite scary. There are some twists here and tons of gore, and then we go on with the ever predictable scenario where someone falls down... Kind of sounds like most your typical horror stories, right? It isn’t. A little further in, the story really twists and turns. This turned out to be a great book that held my attention all the way through. SO many plot twists! One thing actually made me gasp aloud because I really wasn’t expecting THAT! There’s a lot of nasty wow-factor, a lot of blood, guts, and gore-filled pages, and some things that would probably make most people puke. I’m mostly immune to being grossed out by this sort of stuff, but there are some things that even made my stomach tickle. This was Lee Mountford’s first novel. I’ll definitely be reading more of his work. I think every fan of horror should read Horror in the Woods.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    PHENOMENAL!!! I do NOT give five star reviews easily at all. In fact, this just may be my first. In (another) fact, I'm usually bashed for either being too tough on new authors or for never giving a positive review...so this is new for me. Mr. Mountford brings to us in Horror in the Woods all of the elements that make a great story: Fantastic character development, not a single typo (The Demonic had quite a few, so this is a VAST improvement), and even though the story line of the deformed PHENOMENAL!!! I do NOT give five star reviews easily at all. In fact, this just may be my first. In (another) fact, I'm usually bashed for either being too tough on new authors or for never giving a positive review...so this is new for me. Mr. Mountford brings to us in Horror in the Woods all of the elements that make a great story: Fantastic character development, not a single typo (The Demonic had quite a few, so this is a VAST improvement), and even though the story line of the deformed cannibal family living in the woods, killing innocent people so they can eat them has been used before, there is enough of a difference to distinguish this story and make it new and unique! I read this in one day. Just couldn't put it down once I started reading it. What disappointed me was that I REALLY wanted to tread the books the author advertised if I joined his mailing list, so I tried to join three times and never received the email to confirm my email address, so I can't get the other free books he's advertising - and they aren't available on Amazon at all, let alone on Kindle Unlimited or Prime. Apparently, according to his blog, they're available somewhere in paperback, but they're supposed to be free when you join his mailing list that I can't join 😢 and I REALLY want to read them 😤

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cristy Bramhall

    Not For The Faint at Heart Growing up on horror this tale takes it many steps further. If you are squeamish this is not for you. City couples take a hike in the beauty of nature. Through the woods they come across events that will make you nauseous and wanting to never go into the woods. On there way through the woods they come across a man who has been savagely tortured. After Craig, Kim, Ashley and Tim come across a house to try and find something to strap Craigs leg after his unfortunate e Not For The Faint at Heart Growing up on horror this tale takes it many steps further. If you are squeamish this is not for you. City couples take a hike in the beauty of nature. Through the woods they come across events that will make you nauseous and wanting to never go into the woods. On there way through the woods they come across a man who has been savagely tortured. After Craig, Kim, Ashley and Tim come across a house to try and find something to strap Craigs leg after his unfortunate event with the man they came across what's to say what's in the house couldn't be worse. The legend of The Webbs living in the woods who are cananbals will make your stomach churn. If you've ever watched Wrong Turn you'll sin realize this is way worse. Welcome to Horror In The Woods.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Lourenco

    Great horror story! Do not read my rating if you don't want to know too much!!. I liked this book because it was different and some unexpected things happened. I knew that one of th I liked this book b/c it had lots of gore and scary. I knew that a certain person was not who they claimed to be. It was easy to guess. I wish that there was a ending months later about the others and Ashley.

  19. 4 out of 5

    David Veith

    Fantastic read! Well written and very descriptive. Makes you almost feel like you could taste the flesh ha. Very fun story with a demonic twist on cannibals. Story is quick paced and easy to follow. Very detailed and graphic. Only knock I had was that, without giving away too much, you would pass out while being eaten. Wish there was more!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Vicki Armstrong

    Enjoyed I found probably 6 errors in the book. Others may have found more but that didn't take away from the enjoyment. I really liked it. I know authors think that readers like an unexpected ending where everyone dies but I don't. I like to be able to cheer for someone, the good guys. Thus I liked this a lot.

  21. 4 out of 5

    jean dibello

    Loved it good horror read Yes there is gore, but with this book you get what want in terms of gore, creepy and some humor. Our imaginations when reading ate way better than any current horror movies out there, but this would make a great movie!!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    T. Giachetti

    Forest of fear A walk in the woods can be deadly. But not for the reasons you would expect. Take the terrifying trail within these pages, and you will find your worst imaginable nightmare. Living not so peaceful within the forest.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Johann

    Great Demented Story Prepare to not eat while reading this. Ashley and her friends thought they were just going on a hike....only to come to the realization that they could be dinner hunted by things that Lovecraft would have been proud of. Loved this book and found myself not stopping. Pick this up!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Gudger

    What a great story line! I thought I had figured it out but....I love a good horror story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jessiewashere

    loving this Authors work

  26. 5 out of 5

    ross gagliardi

    Thoroughly gruesome and gory... excellent! Better than i expected and definitely want to read more books of this author. The story was very gripping and satisfying.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Beth Bogacz

    Fast read Read similar ideas before but the book is done well. Good characters fun read. Would like to read more by this author.

  28. 4 out of 5

    lisa chicoine

    Entertaining Tidbit Not the best yet not the worst I have read either. A nice hor dorve of horror, a nightmarish nugget.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Rose

    Some of the torture porn was a bit gratuitous for me but it did make the ending more gratifying.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jody Bright

    Finished in one sitting! I'm always looking for new authors, especially Horror. I wasn't disappointed giving Lee Mountford a try. I look forward to more.

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