"supernatural serial killer thriller"
Over two decades ago, five Black Valley, Oregon teens
buried a still living Whitey Dobbs in the allegedly haunted
Hawkins Hill. The quintet feel justice has been served, as
the maniacal sadistic Dobbs was very quick to use a
switchblade on anyone. Unbeknownst to the group is Dobbs
avoided certain death due to radioactivity that turned him
into an immortal and allowed him to travel back and forth
Dobbs visits Black Valley intent on killing his enemies one
at a time. Feeling no remorse, Dobbs methodically carves
up four of his foes and anyone else who happens to be in
wrong place at the wrong time. Only Nobel Prize winning
scientist Dean Truman remains, but he is also the most
difficult of the prey as he begins to understand how Dobbs
survived his interment and how he can vanish at will.
Dean's peer, Piper Blackmoore, joins forces with him in an
effort to defeat permanently the slippery Dobbs.
BLACK VALLEY is a supernatural serial killer thriller that
seems to go just over the edge with one unbelievable twist
after another, but readers will relish suspending disbelief
because the terror seems so real due to the reactions of
the victims. Dobbs is almost a comic book character and
has been seen in some form of personification (Krueger?) in
movies and books often, but Jim Brown never allows him to
go too far while managing to make him an original. His
opponents add to his aura. The audience will applaud Mr.
Brown for this non-stop preternatural action thriller.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 1, 2003