Don’t let the cover fool you. Yes, the image looks like a made-for-SyFy channel “Jaws”-inspired movie, but “Terror River,” by author Jocelyn Miller, is a great new novel that will be “eaten up” by horror fiction readers.
Synopsis: A short stack of clothes, neatly folded, set on a log by a lazy river; shoes and socks waiting to be worn. This is what marine biologist, Patti Tripp, discovers when she searches for Ted, her Department of Natural Resources fiancé, who has vanished while gathering samples of said river, a river that has become void of life; gone are the fish and the alligators, the water snakes and turtles. The river runs, but sterile.
When a dive and rescue team is called to search for Ted, the horror begins, as one by one, divers disappear. Patti joins the dive team and, with them, discovers an underworld labyrinth of caves and caverns that run beneath the small town of Riverside, GA., the domain of an incredible freak of nature, and one that rules the river. One discovery leads to another, when Patti and the dive captain, Jack, connect the giant beast with the Abbots, a local backwoods family with a horrifying tale that began three generations prior and kept secret for decades. It’s a fight for survival when Patti and Jack are held hostage in the underworld, not only by the giant beast, but by Buzz Abbot, the last surviving member of the family who tried in vain to keep the creature hidden from the world above.
Jocelyn Miller is the author of the best seller Amazon ghost category series, “Tanglewood Plantation.” The author has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Yucatan, the Caribbean, China, Egypt, Morocco and the United States. Born to talented and artistic parents, Jocelyn was encouraged from an early age to pursue creative endeavors. Her artistic abilities blossomed in the form of writing, modeling, drawing, poetry, and creative costuming, at which she spent several years creating award-winning costumes for an east coast dance company. Presently, Jocelyn’s time is spent researching and writing her next novels. Though historical novels are her primary love, her lifetime interest in the paranormal has sparked a flame, and she has set her new project with one foot in the horror genre. This makes sense, as the author has traveled to Transylvania on the Tours of Terror “Dracula Tour to Transylvania” and to Prague and Frankenstein Castle on the “GHOSTour to Prague.”
“Terror River” is available on Amazon, Kindle and directly from the publisher. Visit www.jocelynmiller.com to order or to view other novels by the author.