Review: Don’t Move by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Megan Forrester has barely survived the unthinkable. Six months ago, she witnessed a horrific accident that killed her husband and son, and lives with the guilt of knowing she could have done more to save them. Now, Megan hopes to mend the pieces of her broken spirit by attending a local church group’s annual camping trip. But the church group members-riddled with dark secrets of their own-make a catastrophic navigational mistake, leaving them stranded in an untouched canyon in the West Virginian national forest.

Isolated from any chance of help or rescue, Megan and the others quickly realize why this side of the canyon has never been surveyed by mankind: it’s home to a terrifying prehistoric arachnid that patiently stalks its prey through even the slightest movement or vibration in the forest. And it’s desperate for a meal.

Grief-stricken and haunted by her tragic loss, Megan now faces her ultimate test of endurance. Can she outwit a bloodthirsty creature hellbent on ensuring that no one gets out of alive? When a single wrong turn can mean death, she only has one option: DON’T MOVE.

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/don-t-move-by-darren-wearmouth-and-james-s-murray

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54630920-don-t-move?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=z1CLYkD9sp&rank=3

Guest Reviewer Sara’s Thoughts:

Don’t Move is not a title I would normally select so I was pleasantly surprised by the fast paced thrill ride of this read!  Somewhat campy and predictable, it nonetheless had well developed characters and story from the beginning.  A sympathetic main character, Megan Forrester’s family tragedy was the most viscerally horrific part of the book and set the stage for the rest of the narrative.

The co-authors expertly managed a moderate but not unpleasant tension throughout, and the fast clip kept me engaged and made it a real page turner right to the very end.  If you’re looking for an undemanding diversion of a mild horror novel, this is a good choice. And fans of a certain TV reality show will be surprised by one of the co-authors of the book like I was!

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About the Authors:

James S. Murray is a writer, executive producer, and actor, best known as “Murr” on the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV and for his comedy troupe, the Tenderloins. He also served as the senior vice president of development for NorthSouth Productions for over a decade and is owner of Impractical Productions, Inc. Originally from Staten Island, he now lives in Manhattan. Awakened is his first novel.

Twitter: @MurrEyebrow

Darren Wearmouth spent six years in the British Army before pursuing a career in corporate technology. After fifteen years working for multinational firms and a start-ups, he decided to follow his passion for writing. He is the author of numerous international bestselling novels, including Awakened, The Brink, First Activation, and Critical Dawn. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Twitter: @ darrenwearmouth

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