Review - Cradle Robber

Cradle Robber A Creature Feature Series Novella By John Watson Horror Published: November 1, 2020 Print Length: 141 pages Buried in the depths of Echo Park Lake for a half-century, the Aswang goes free when a major earthquake plunges the city of Los Angeles into darkness. Hungry for blood, the creature heads for the nearby maternity hospital, where emergency generators have the facility barely clinging to power. As the power fails and the night grows darker, families fight to spare their children from the grasp of the cradle robber.


It's no secret that I am a HUGE fan of horror. I am also a huge fan of Watson's work. He is one of my favorite indie horror authors. His writing is always very vivid, and he is great at making his readers feel as though they are in the story. So, when Cradle Robber came out, I was excited but also a bit unsettled about reading this one.

I love how the book starts off in the past and gives us a little taste of what is coming and touches just a bit on the Aswang. I really do mean just a bit because as the story unfolds things get very dark and Watson unleashes one terrifying creature. He really sets the stage for what is to come.

Danilo is looking forward to what should be a happy time and he soon discovers his worst nightmare has been freed and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. To feed. The Aswang is certainly the creepiest thing Watson has written about. His detailed writing really helps bring her to life.

The terror and darkness in this book is amazing. There were several times where I had goosebumps myself. I was racing to the end to see what or who the Aswang was going to destroy next. A fantastic and unexpected ending on this one. If you enjoy edge of your seat reading this is one to check out. I swear with each new release Watson's intense and disturbing scenes just get better and better!

Indie Book Addict Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About the Author

Author John Watson

Born under a gloomy, grey, Scottish sky, it is perhaps no real surprise that darkness has always felt comfortable to John Watson. After countless hours spent in his local library, he found that he was more at home in the worlds of Clive Barker, Stephen King, and James Herbert than he was in his own. The need to carve out his own niche in the horror genre drove Watson to slice open his mind and let the words spill onto the page.

From donuts to mysterious karaoke bars in the middle of nowhere, Watson mines the depths of the ordinary to find the evil that lurks beneath the surface. He dares you to join him in his ongoing forays into the dark side

Watson is the author of Karaoke Night, Crueller, and Off The Grid.

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