By Scott Smith
Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, 319 pgs. Horror
From the author of A Simple Plan (both books have been made into movies) comes a book both gripping and disturbing. A group of carefree college students on holiday travel into the jungles of Mexico to search for a missing friend. After following signs that take them down a hidden path, they stumble upon a small mountain covered by vines and guarded by hostile villagers. Once they enter the boundaries of the mountain, they are unable to leave. I found this story to be claustrophobic and terrifying and I could not put it down. There is no happy ending in this gruesome tale, horror loves will eat it up!