Publisher: Lincoln Cole Publishing
A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven's Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to find out what is happening. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she's ever faced and finds herself in a fight just to stay alive.
She rescues Haatim Arison from a terrifying fate and discovers that he has a family legacy in the supernatural that he knows nothing about. Now she's forced to protect him, which is easy, and also trust him if she wants to save the townsfolk of Raven's Peak. Trust, however, is considerably more difficult for someone who grew up living on the knife's edge of danger.
Can they discover the cause of the town's insanity and put a stop to it before it is too late?
Haatim immediately makes himself personable to the reader. He's a man seeking a purpose in life. He's had plenty of obsessions to keep him busy in the past and is trying to rekindle that love for doing something that's special to him. When a blogging/mystery opportunity falls in his lap I don't think he quite expects how deep he might fall into a mystery. The pacing was steady at first, but it didn't really grab me until half way through. Suddenly, a whole new world is opening up and the evil is being focused on more than Haatim's attempts to understand his new companion, Abigail.
I liked how the two characters played off each other in the end. It was a solid friendship where their personalities -- though very different -- could have fun with one another, and the reader. There was action, tough situations, and and interesting backstory to Abigail.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
He is married, has a pugamonster named Luther, and enjoys writing in his spare time. Writing and telling stories keeps him sane.
He was inspired to start writing by the works of George R.R. Martin, Isaac Asimov, and Stephen King. He is currently working on several titles, including the follow up to Graveyard of Empires as well as three new series.
Growing up, he worked in the horse racing industry with his grandparents for many years and won an award writing a short story for Hoof Beats magazine while in High School. He had since won the Visionary/Inspirational YA award from Literary Classics in 2015.
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