When Jennifer’s father dies in a horrific accident, she finds herself drawn to his small cabin in Boggy Creek, Texas. She brings a few friends along for a week’s stay, but their vacation soon turns deadly.
Boggy Creek: The Legend is True by authors Eric S. Brown and Jennifer Minar-Jaynes is the book tied to the 2010 movie Boggy Creek. In it we are introduced to Jennifer, who is headed to her father’s cabin to say good-bye. Her father had recently been killed and the cabin was his home. Not wanting to be totally alone, Jennifer brings her best friend, Maya, along. Much to Jennifer’s dismay, Maya, invites a friend along and, as typically happens, that friend invites a friend and Jennifer’s quite little period of bereavement has suddenly turned into a much livelier affair.
However, not wanting to be a party pooper, Jennifer allows the group to join them. As the group begins to explore the area, they begin hearing of strange happenings that have been occurring. Tales of a beast being seen in the forest. People going missing, especially women. What those telling the stories don’t realize is that the women aren’t just missing. They have specifically been taken…taken to serve a very disturbing purpose.
Our point of view changes from our main group of young adults to various other townsfolk as they come face to face with the actual cause of all the chaos. Boggy Creek: The Legend is True is very fast paced and quick, but fun read. It is filled with some entertaining and believable dialogue amongst Jennifer and her gang of tagalongs. The action is intense as they face off with this monstrous demon that has been terrorizing Boggy Creek. Will anyone make it out alive or will the legend continue to thrive?
Espresso rating: Triple with a splash of milk