Creed - Trisha Leaver, Lindsay Currie

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!


I'd like to start with a little anecdote. I once went to London for a day with school (mind you, that means at least 12 hours of driving and a -not so very nice- ride on the auto-Canal-train. On our way home the people seated behind me were discussing scripts for B Horror movies, which was really interesting, until the bus broke down and it started to look like one. It was extremely cold, dark and we stranded somewhere just out of London. Even more reassuring was the fact we afterwards had to continue in the same bus (the one that had previously been on fire - at least there had been a lot of smoke!). I won't bore you with the rest of the things that went wrong during that particular return from London, but let's just say the list is long. Not that it really matters for this book, but I think everyone has his/her own memories when it comes to B Horror movies.


What does this have to do with Creed?, you wonder. Well, it reads like one. It's obvious the characters in this novel went to the same school of doing the absolute stupidest thing in every possible situation. Add to this, a car that breaks down on a short cut (apparently no one else knows about because there's not another living soul to be seen), a creepy, weird, abandoned village, sirens and creepy, weird people. This is all sprinkled with some creepy, weird, religious madman and kind-of exorcisms. Like I said, it's a B Horror movie.


That was the only thing I could think of whilst reading. The story is for the biggest part predictable, though there was a twist at the end I didn't see coming. The writing wasn't really special. But still, it was enjoyable in the same way a B Horror movie can be. Entertainment that is predictable and doesn't require you to think. It may very well be a nice change every once in a while.