Karen Walker, a former homicide detective, is alive yet not living life. After a terrible auto accident, the death of her husband in the crash, and numerous surgeries, she lived in limbo. A call from her friend, Clarissa Hammett begging for help changes things for Karen. Clarissa’s sister, Justine, is missing and the police are no help. Karen leaves her hermit-like existence to find Justine.
Moving into the house Justine occupied before her disappearance, taking a job at the same restaurant, and nosing around, Karen knows she has hard work ahead. With a variety of characters from the antagonistic Audrey to the handsome Sam and many more, Karen interviews and questions each one. Then Paul, her husband’s brother and Justine’s estranged husband, Jimmy, show up to cause even more problems.
Has Justine been kidnapped? Is she alive or dead? Who keeps trying to kill Karen? Has Karen gotten too close to the truth? Come along with Karen as she ferrets out the facts and deals with side issues. My mysterybook reviews of The Accident follow.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
I found The Accident an intriguingmystery story. AuthorGlen Ebisch created first-class suspense in The Accident. Filled with twists and turns, many suspects, and an unexpected action-packed, mouth dropping finale, Ebisch created a tale which will rivet the reader. I found myself unable to close my E-reader until I read the last sentence. Ebisch‘ plotting is excellent as he added element upon element to this story. His scenes transition well and his writing flow smoothly. As a result, I could see the scenes and feel the characters emotions. I became enmeshed in the lives of the characters immediately. Karen’ character portrays an intelligent, savvy woman who faced the worse life could throw. Karen lived in isolated limbo for months; breathing but not living life. As a result, it was terrific to watch Ebisch develop her character.
Father Niccolo Paladina arrives in Everett to investigate a report of demon possession. Quickly Paladina realizes something’s not right in Everett. Although he can not put his finger on the problem, he feels the strangeness in every cell of his body.
As strange things begin to happen an old enemy shows up; Paladina realizes things are spiraling out of control. He’s in for the surprise of a lifetime as he discovers demons exist; not as part of his imagination, but in the real world. His horror increases as he finds the citizens of Everett are in serious trouble. My book reviews of The Everett Exorcism follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Where do I start with this review? I am not sure I can do the book justice; however, I will attempt to peak your interest in this captivating book. Lincoln Cole hooked me in the chilling prologue and held me in the palm of his hand through the rest of the book. As I read The Everett Exorcism, I found my heart pounding and chills on my arms. What an intriguing, scary read!
Father Niccolo Paladina, Father Jackson Reynolds, and demon Hunter Arthur Vangeest bring realism to this tale of demons, God, and the Catholic Church. I loved watching the characters grow and mature as Cole fully developed their style and personality. Cole included an array of secondary characters which brought depth to the storyline. As a result, The Everett Exorcism‘s an intense, action-packeddrama of the age-old battle between good and evil. With elements of the paranormal, horror, religion, greed, and power, Cole crafted an intriguing emotional tale; including an Exorcist who does not believe in demons brought originality and realism to the story.
Father Paladina’s education readied him for a successful career as an Exorcist. He had all he needed except the belief in the existence of demons. How could he exorcise something, he did not believe existed. As a Man of God, Paladina had several characteristics which were not priestly; including his hatred of Arthur. His character’s believable with all the human traits, frailties, insecurities, and emotions felt by the rest of the world.
Although Arthur appears as an antagonist in the first half of the book, the reader sees a different Arthur in the last half. As Cole unfolded Arthur’s story, the reader finds a man filled with pain, regret, and determination. Paladina’s attitude changed as he came to see Arthur in a new light; he became a true believer in evil and demons. The reader will find Father Jackson Reynolds has a hidden talent; which will make him very valuable to the coming battle.
Lincoln Cole skillfully developed the antagonist of The Everett Exorcism; filling him with greed and the desire for more and more power. Cole placed him in a seat of religious authority where he uses his power and influence for evil. He’s the great pretender who appears pious.
I found The Everett Exorcism fast-paced and well-written. The characters are well-developed, full-bodied, realistic and believable. Cole created an intense drama with an original, refreshing storyline. He created an action-packed finale filled with demons and terror as they battle for the souls in small town Everett. Although part of a series, TheEverett Exorcism‘s a standalone read. Cole gives the reader enough background to bring you up-to-date. I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. I look forward to the next book in this series.
In Conjesero, Kevin Russell, homicide detective with the San Francisco Police Department, has caught the most infamous serial killer since Manson, the Hail Mary rapist. It was an arduous investigation but he gets his second wind when he receives a call from his best friend Paul Richardson. Paul has a flat tire and needs Kevin to come to his aid. Before Kevin can reach Paul, a monster out of deep and dark nightmares, almost kills him. Rushed to the hospital and treated by Dr. Wendy Davis, his injuries will heal physically, however emotional healing will take time. Telling Kevin what attacked him, leaves Kevin wondering about his