Looking for something spooky to read on vacation this summer? Well look no further than Bryce Gibson’s most recent novel, The Resort. Gibson writes teenfiction that takes readers to charming and oftentimes sinister areas of The South. His previous works include the 90’s throwback The Reading Buddy, the coming-of-age thriller Perennials, and the southern ghost story Unclaimed Acre.
The Resort is a fun and fast paced teen thriller that reads like The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Ruins meets The In Crowd.
With an island full of teenagers and no internet access, there is the overwhelming sense that all hell is about to break loose. Living on a tropical island is a paradise that most people dream of, but seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Walker is torn between staying there and the idea of having a normal life on the mainland.
Spring Break is when boatloads of thrill-seeking high school and college students flood the resort, but it’s not an endless party for Mackenzie. He’s stuck working. When a frat guy winds up dead, the blame is placed on a dangerous hazing ritual, but Mackenzie’s eccentric father is convinced that it was murder.
Mackenzie and his friend, Kristen, set off to discover the truth, but what the two of them uncover along the way is far more terrifying than either of them could have ever imagined. Because, on the resort… Something is out there. Something evil that is waiting for its chance to strike.
Author Bryce Gibson is a long standing contributor of Nightmare on Film Street, has a degree in Media Arts, works as a farmer, and lives in South Carolina with his wife and their dog. His novels The Reading Buddy, Perennials, Unclaimed Acre, and The Resort are available online now at Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Visit Gibson’s website to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases, book sales, and free short stories.
Are you a fan of young adult thrillers and southern gothic horror? Why not grab yourself a new book to read while soaking in the big, hot sun. Let us know if you’re picking up a copy of Bryce Gibson’s The Resort in the comments below, on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!