On Pine Street, the houses begin to shake. The earth begins to move. The streets crack open and yards split asunder…and rising from subterranean depths far below, a viscid black muck bubbles up and floods the neighborhood.
In it are a ravenous army of gigantic worms seeking human flesh. They wash into houses, they come up through the sewers, through plumbing, filling toilets and tubs, seeking human prey.
Cut off from the rest of the town, the people of Pine Street must wage a war of survival or they’ll never see morning. As bad as the worms are, there’s something worse—and far larger—waiting to emerge.
In Worm by Tim Curran the Midwest town of Camberly has been invaded from below. A rancid, horrible black muck of sewage is oozing and spewing forth from the ground and taking over the neighborhood. It's even coming through the plumbing in homes. Unknown to the locals, at first, the slimy sulfurous, rotting muck is occupied by more than what you'd expect to find in a colossal sewage plant back-up.
This is like Tremors but with smaller sewer guys doing the invasion - and little is all relative when you are confronting carnivorous, hideous, malodorous worms coming through your pipes or up the front steps.
Don't expect a lot of character development or nuanced writing. This is all about the carnage and action. Wonderful, disgusting, horrific B-grade movie material - sometimes it's what you need. And who could turn down a cover like that?
Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of DarkFuse via Netgalley for review purposes.