The Dover Demon
The Dover Demon is real…and it has returned.
In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever.
Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam’s son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the...more
I think Hunter Shea and I would have a lot to talk about. There was a five year period where I was into UFOs and an even longer time when I was fascinated by cryptids. How could I not give this a shot?
The Dover Demon uses the Dover Demon sighting in 1977 as a jumping on point and runs with it. T ...more
I love what Hunter Shea has done with this story. What does a horror author do when he or she wants a monster? They can create a completely new monster and try to scare their readers with that. While this can work, the monster l ...more
When I saw The Dover Demon pop up on NetGalley, it shot up to the top of my reading queue. I knew nothing of the mythology surrounding the Do ...more
Four friends (Sam, Chris, Kelly, and Stephanie) driving home from a movie in 1977 come upon a creature in the road. What they witness alters their paths forever. Fast forward to present day. We find one friend, ...more
Determined to put the past behind them, the four friends go on with life as if their encounter was nothing more than a hallucination.
But for the beings they came across, that night was just the beginning. A connection was made, a bond that time could not break. And as the years pass, one friend of the past comes across clues that reveal much more that happened on that night. A night that may once again draw them all back togethe ...more
A wicked, horrifying read into an extraterrestrial encounter.
These teenagers, now in their 40's, continue to be vexed by what they saw years ago (think Stephen King's "It") and struggle to keep the event from affecting their lives. One member of the group, Kelly, continues to have experiences with the ...more
Like many other Shea fans, I particularly enjoyed his easy going writing style and sense of humor, an element not always present or well executed in a story of this type. As the story progressed, I became more and more impressed with the ...more
In 1977, the town of Dover was hit with an incident of horror and speculation. Sam and several of hhis friends came across a creature that brought in cryptozoologists and ufologists to study and investigate the incident. Fast forward several decades and the quiet town of Dover is about to experience something much worse than the incident of their past.
The character development of the “Dover 4” hits all of the right beats in order to make one compelling narrative. ...more
The author takes an urban legend and brings it to life. The Dover Demon is a big attraction in Dover, much to the annoyance to some and the delight to others. There’s money to be made from tourists flocking in to try to catch a glimpse of the elusive creature.
Back in 1977, an encounter with a strange creature changes ...more
And it really is a blend of everything that was cool about the 70's. You can tell Hunter Shea knows his stuff when he sets up various scenes that take place in 1977.
The story itself is something out of In Search of...or the more modern, Destination Truth.
I love cryptozoology and I find it fascinating that people see things like the Dover Demon or Mothman, but nothing ever really comes of it. This could expla ...more
The characters in The Dover ...more
In 1977, Sam Brogna and a few of this friends stumbled upon on one of these creatures on a desolate road one night. The ...more
This novel takes on the myth of The Dover Demon and makes it terrifying! The story is fast paced and full of tension. All of the characters are believable but Sam, Tank and Nicky are my favorites. Sam's reaction when he finds out that his son, Nicky is missing was so visceral and heart wren ...more
Years later, the demon is back and it has a horrific plan for each of them, and the next generations of Dover victims.
This is no slasher flick, filled with cardboard characters. The two main characters affected by their demonic encounter are ex ...more
Over a two night period in 1977, eyewitnesses in the rural town of Dover, Massachusetts reported seeing a mysterious and terrifying creature that defied any earthly explanation. The stories of a mysterious creature referred to as the Dover Demon filled cryptid hunters and tourists with wonder and they arrived in the town of Dover in droves, seeking to catch a glimpse of the legendary creature with their own eyes. But for Sam, his best friend T ...more
Sam Brogna runs a small comic shop in town. His son Nicky helps out. He has stocked his shop with copies of a book called the Dover Demon written by one of the only people wiling to put their memori ...more
It shrieked a bit, dropped a few stinky eggs into the road, and they ran off as a host of masked men carried off the cargo while this thing watched the ...more
Back in the 1970's there was a flap of sighting of an unusual creature in the small town of Dover, Massachusetts. It was named The Dover Demon. The thing disappeared after a few weeks, and was never seen again.
Hunter Shea takes this factoid, and creates a story around it.
It seems four high school friends saw the demon back in the day. They've tried, and some have succeeded, in forgetting the incident, but the demon hasn't forgotten them...
Pretty decent, with so ...more
With the Dover Demon, Hunter Shea has written a book that takes a common premise and mixes in some original ideas which results in some fun reading. It has a very 'X Files' feel and I expected to see Mulder and Scully enter at any time to investigate the mystery. Shea's prose is clean and he doesn't waste words which keeps the story moving along nicely. My biggest complaint is that towards the end the novel gets repetitive. Characters are lost in an underground facility which is like a ...more