“A new writer has been added to my "favorite authors" list: Paul Maitrejean. In other words, Devil's Creek delivers.
Well-written, perfectly paced, concise, vivid imagery, suspenseful, I felt like I was watching an episode of Twilight Zone. The story opens on a stormy night with a young woman named Erika having car trouble on a deserted highway. She spots a road sign that says: Devil's Creek: Pop. 119. The reader's reaction? Keep driving! She doesn't, of course.
At the risk of sounding cliché, I couldn't put Devil's Creek down. I finished it in an hour, and then passed it on to my teen. Though this is a ghost story, it's a "clean" ghost story, no bad language, no grotesque images, no violence. It just plays with your mind as a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie would. Yes, there's a little bit of Pyscho in the mix, too.
Needless to say, I look forward to future Paul Maitrejean novels and wouldn't be surprised to see his name in movie credits one day, either because the film is based on one of his stories or because he wrote the screenplay or both.”