Kid’s Book Review: Welcome to Camp Killer

Kid’s Book Review: Welcome to Camp Killer

About the Book and Author

From Cynthia Murphy Welcome to Camp Killer is a bite-sized thriller published by Barrington Stoke about an American-style residential camp set int he ground of an English stately home.

But right from the outset, things don’t feel quite right at Camp Miller. Rumours circulate of a tragedy that took place in the grounds and there are unexplained sightings of a ghostly presence.
Then the incidents begin – a near-drowning out on the lake, a fatal fall from a cliff-face … Are these tragic accidents or is there something more sinister going on at Camp Killer?

Welcome to Camp Killer
Cynthia Murphy author

Cynthia Murphy is a Young Adult horror/thriller writer from the North-West of England.  She has a long-standing love affair with all things scary, reading Point Horrors at primary school before graduating to Stephen King in her misguided teens!
​Studying for a degree in Art History and Archaeology meant that she developed a thirst for anything old, beautiful and very often dead. She tries to combine this with contemporary settings in her writing to make unique and chilling modern stories.

Book Review

A fast-paced, easy-to-read short story, filled with horror movie-like scenes and the suspense of a murder mystery

A cliché holiday camp meets horror and murder mystery. A fast-paced, easy-to-read short story, filled with horror movie-like scenes and the suspense of a murder mystery.

The book follows the story of eight teenage instructors at an American style residential camp Holly, Grayson, Brianna, Ava, Rich, Ismail, Emma and Fionn.

In the beginning it seems like any other fun, wholesome camp filled with laughs and spooky stories but the deeper we go into the story the more sinister it gets.

At the start one of our main characters ‘Rich’ decides to tell a ‘scary campfire story’ about a haunted mansion and the betrayed mistress’s ghost living there, only after many peculiar occurrences it seems like the story is becoming a reality and the deceived mistress won’t stop until she gets EVERY.SINGLE.ONE.OF.THEM. Overall, a great introduction into YA thrillers, definitely a must read for all ages.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Zahrah
  • Age: 13 years
  • Likes: Vintage letter writing, soap-making and Cafe Nero!
  • Dislikes: Liquorice and eggs
  • Favourite book: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • Favourite Movies : The Hunger Games
  • Favourite song: Until I Found You by Em Beihold and Stephen Sanchez