You can’t run far enough…… Madman Across The Water ~ Tour Review

Posted: June 10, 2015 in Blog Tour, Debut Novel, horror, reviews
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Welcome to my stop on the tour for Madman Across The Water by Caroline Angel.
Check out the chilling cover art. Take a close look at it. See it?
Now I’m going to share my review. Tell ya what I thought about this chilling story!
My Review

Yes, as the title says, there’s a madman across the water. But there’s something else, something in the woods. Something evil. It comes in the fog. It takes the children. They never return.

The thing in the woods has been around as long as the town folk can remember. But it’s never been this bad. Usually it’s a few people or children go missing. But this time is different. It’s leaving the woods, attacking people in their homes, at the hospital, and even at the police station. There’s nowhere you can hide.  Running away doesn’t work.

It’s simple.

It wants you and it will have you.

I love horror. Been reading it since I was young. Give me a good scary story and I’m not available for hours.

This is a good one. A creeping fog. An ancient evil, a monster, in the woods. What more could I ask for?

Well, it takes a lot to creep me out. And this author did a great job of it.

I wanted a mystery behind the monster. I got that. It started over a hundred years ago.

I wanted things to escalate quickly. They did. People are taken at an alarming rate. That thing is insatiable.

I wanted no characters off limits. Got that too.  Guess I should warn you here. The author doesn’t shy away from killing off her characters. So don’t get to attached.

I wanted a flawed hero. Got more than one of those. There’s the two brothers, their ancestors, their kids, some of the town folk.  Many of them stepped up to play the part. A lot of them didn’t make it to the end of the story.

And, last but not least, I wanted a truly horrific monster. Boy, did I get that.  The thing in the woods is terrifying. It goes wherever it wants. Playfully kills you, like tearing apart a rag doll. And if it lets you live, you’ll wish you were dead.

The authors description of how the thing looked was chillingly detailed. Take another look at the cover art. See that thing on the right? By the trees? That’s what’s in the woods. But by the time the author is finished describing it, you’ll see it up close, in all it’s hideous glory.

If you’re a horror fan.  If you like it in your face. You’ll love this one.

5 Stars

Madman Across the Water
By- Caroline Angel
Genre- Horror


For generations one family has been haunted by something… something that stalks. It sees and listens, it watches and follows. In the shadows and mist it waits, to take you, to hurt you, perhaps to kill you. And if it doesn’t kill you, you’ll wish it did.

A creepy, suspenseful saga of family, horror, and mystery, this is one story sure to leave you frightened of the woods at night, fog, and all things tall and slender.


About the Author-
Caroline wants to live in a world where it’s always acceptable to bring your dog with you, wherever you go.
As an author she’s had the most read stories on several sites, won competitions and challenges with her short stories and web based novels.
When she’s not selling cable TV, you can find her riding one of her horses, walking her dogs, or sitting in the local café drinking copious amounts of hot beverages and writing up a storm.
Her first book, a creepy horror novel titled “Madman Across The Water” hits shelves May 2015.
Until the next time….
Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew!


  1. Red Iza says:

    Looks like a good book to keep you awake at night ! Funny that an author by the name of Angel should write horror stories 😉

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It did. I finally fell asleep with only pages to go. Got up early the next morning to finish it! And she can write horror:)

  2. You have peaked my interest as this sounds right up my alley. I need a good creepy read. :) Going on my list.

  3. Taylor Dean says:

    Yes, I see it! And it’s creepy! Sounds like a great book for when I’m in the mood for something scary. I’m not a horror fan, but every now and then I love to read or watch something scary. It’s fun to be “safely scared!” I think scary movies or books provide that for us quite nicely!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s kind of subtle. That’s why I urged you to look closer. It’s one of those books that starts quickly and builds and builds.

  4. Great review!! I love a damn good scary read and you have certainly convinced me on this one :)

  5. Awesome cover. Loving it.

  6. I don’t really read horror. This one sounds and looks spooky. But sounds like it’s well done. :)