Devil's Glen by Matthew Speak is a Horror Mashup

Devil's Glen by Matthew Speak is a Horror Mashup

Devil's Glen by Matthew Speak is a horror mashup novel about a typical midwestern town where nothing is as it seems. Follow Jack Davies as he tries to discern the motivations of the newest town preacher.


Praise for Devil's Glen

"I really liked Devils glen…a smooth entertaining read."

- Scifiandscary.com


A Message from Matthew Speak

Devils Glen is a horror mash-up of various sub-genres, written by a guy who watched too many monster movies, told through multiple points of view. It makes for a tasty soup--a little bit King and a little bit Spielberg—with a hint of Donaldson and a pinch of Tolkien, for taste.


About Devil's Glen

“Seek the gates and save the boy.”

Welcome to Bettendorf. At first glance, it seems like a typical Midwestern town, but take a closer look and you might be surprised.

High schooler Jack Davies sees the darkness coming; he lives with it. Cold voices call out from the closet door; dead hands reach up from under his bed. Although he doesn't know it, Jack wields a great power.

Now, a smooth-talking preacher has come to town promising freedom and redemption for all who follow his words. But like Jack, this preacher has a secret. Those who heed his call find themselves pawns in his plan to awaken an ancient evil, long ago imprisoned in the dank caves of Devils Glen Park. 

With the help of a widowed police officer, a babysitter, and a mysterious spirit called Ava, Jack must find the truth about his hidden power in time to battle the dark forces that have descended upon his town. If he fails, our world will be cast into darkness forever.


An Interview with Jack Davies by Matthew Speak

[Matthew] What is your idea of perfect happiness?

[Jack] Playing football with my friends on a cool autumn day.

[Matthew] What is the trait you most deplore in others?

[Jack] Rudeness.

[Matthew] Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

[Jack]  use the word 'like' way too often.

[Matthew] Which talent would you most like to have?

[Jack] To be star quarterback.

[Matthew] Where would you most like to live?

[Jack] London or Chicago.

[Matthew] If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

[Jack] I wish I was better at talking to girls.

[Matthew] What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

[Jack] Lying in bed, trying to get to sleep, while I hear something moving in my closet.

[Matthew] What is your greatest fear?

[Jack] Being buried alive or trapped in a small place.


Just Who is Jack Davies

Jack Davies, a sixteen year old sophomore in high school with a mysterious past, and a troubling present.

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