Once Upon A Book – Charlee Rae's Book Reviews

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Beneath Ash & Bone by D. Alexander Ward

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I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars

I won this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

When a boy goes missing in the dead of winter at Evermore, town Sheriff Sam Lock is there to investigate. What he finds however is much darker than he anticipated. Trying to hold onto his sanity, he delves into a case of secrets, madness, and murder.

A historical southern gothic type horror novel, this book was hard to put down. It starts out with a missing child and quickly takes a turn into murder and madness that will enthrall the reader and take them on a sinister ride. Although I was able to figure out who the murderer was before it was revealed, I did not anticipate the rest of the story. Definitely not a light hearted read, this book is not for those looking for a cozy mystery. The characters were realistic and the atmosphere was appropriately dark and gloomy as it set the tone for what was about to transpire. It grabbed me from the very beginning and I found myself immersed in the case right along with the Sheriff, Sam Lock, a man trying not to follow too closely in his father’s footsteps. Filled with supernatural elements, this book was a short but fantastic read and I look forward to more by this author.

Total pages: 162, paperback

Available on Amazon at the link below:

Beneath Ash & Bone

 

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This entry was posted on July 20, 2016 by in Books I've read and tagged , .
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