Book Of The Day – The Red Church

by Greg on May 26, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a great, highly rated, bargain Kindle book. The Red Church by Scott Nicholson has a 4.1 star rating and is currently on sale for only 99 cents! If you haven’t read a Nicholson book yet, make sure to pick this on up at this great price. It would really be a great deal at it’s regular price of $2.99 so, for less than a dollar, you can’t really go wrong.

“Scott Nicholson understands that the best horror novels achieve primal fear through a combination of sustained atmosphere, richly drawn characters, and believable if uncanny evils that draw unholy power from everyday lives. The Red Church is a damn scary story well told.” –Christopher Ransom, author of the international bestseller, The Birthing House

The Red Church
by Scott Nicholson
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Category: Horror
Price: $0.99 – Save $2.00


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A boy and a sheriff must solve the mystery of a haunted Appalachian church when a strange preacher returns to town.


For 13-year-old Ronnie Day, life is full of problems: Mom and Dad have separated, his brother Tim is a constant pest, Melanie Ward either loves him or hates him, and Jesus Christ won’t stay in his heart. Plus he has to walk past the red church every day, where the Bell Monster hides with its wings and claws and livers for eyes. But the biggest problem is that Archer McFall is the new preacher at the church, and Mom wants Ronnie to attend midnight services with her.

Sheriff Frank Littlefield hates the red church for a different reason. His little brother died in a freak accident at the church twenty years ago, and now Frank is starting to see his brother’s ghost. And the ghost keeps demanding, “Free me.” People are dying in Whispering Pines, and the murders coincide with McFall’s return.

The Days, the Littlefields, and the McFalls are descendants of the original families that settled the rural Appalachian community. Those old families share a secret of betrayal and guilt, and McFall wants his congregation to prove its faith. Because he believes he is the Second Son of God, and that the cleansing of sin must be done in blood.

“Sacrifice is the currency of God,” McFall preaches, and unless Frank and Ronnie stop him, everybody pays.


A Stoker Award finalist and alternate selection of The Mystery Guild Book Club, my spiritual thriller “The Red Church” explores a boy’s struggle with faith when his mother attends a haunted church. Inspired by real-life legends in the Southern Appalachian Mountains where I live, the novel mirrors my own search for faith, love, and deeper mysteries. I hope you’ll try the next Littlefield novel DRUMMER BOY, and my other books, including LIQUID FEAR and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD. I invite you to contact me at Amazon Central or Thanks for sharing the journey.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I’m going to say it, The Red Church is scary. I don’t want to go there. I want to stay far far away. What a tale Scott Nicholson weaves. I’m not saying that his writing style is the same as (because he has his own style that draws you in), but this story reminds me of some of the great horror writers: Dean Koontz, Stephen King, etc. That whole taking something that is so out there and turning it into a believable as you are reading it, don’t want to put it down type of book. Comparing him to those 2, you know this book is going to be awesome!


I am a fan of Mr Nicholsons writing and had read this book a few years ago and I loved it, when I saw it was on Kindle I automatically loaded it to reread on a plane trip. Still fantastic. Mr. Nicholson like King before him creates an entire world in his books with fully realized characters, which is not to say that he cant scare the hell out of the reader, becaue he can and does, it is just that the level of his writing makes the reader more involved and therefore able to care more about the characters, so it doesnt get much better than that.


I rarely review books, but I honestly have to write about this one. It is a book I could not put down. I had no idea where this book was going when I started, but I so enjoyed getting there. This is the best book I have read in many years and I will be looking for more books by this author.


This book was absolutely gripping. Honestly, I love this guy’s style, and have become a big fan.

I highly recommend this book to anybody who likes “scary”. This tale certainly WAS.

Get The Red Church here: The Red Church

About The Author

I live in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and much of my fiction is based on mountain legends, local haunted places, and strange events. I was inspired by my grandmother’s storytelling, and have always written as long as I can remember. I also love art and music, and I’ve had the usual assortment of odd jobs: carpenter, dishwasher, sports card dealer, painter, radio announcer, journalist, and freelance editor.

My novels include the Kindle bestsellers Disintegration, The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, and The Skull Ring, as well as eight other novels, including the urban fantasy Cursed! with J.R. Rain and the paranormal romance series October Girls. I’ve also created the comics Grave Conditions and DIRT and have written six screenplays, several of which are available on Kindle.

My web site has writing advice, fiction excerpts, art and samples from my comic books, my movie work, and numerous essays. I love to hear from people about my work, even if you don’t like it! My writing is a journey of faith and exploration, and I am always willing to tackle the big questions with an open mind and willing spirit. I believe we all have the opportunity to make this world a more beautiful, powerful, and peaceful place by embracing the mysteries and power of our hearts. I hope you’ll join me on the journey.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Scott Nicholson and ENT appreciate it.

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