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- Print Length: 342 pages
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- Publication Date: March 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06X9MRQYB
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My favorite part is the rich character and setting development in the story. Bart continues to mature in this element. You will quickly develop relationships with Kane Montgomery and feel the need to see him through til the end.
I have never been to 'West Texas' but thanks to Mr. Hopkins, I truly feel as if I have the experience. I could almost see the tumbleweeds and rattlers. Truly a great experience.
Most importantly though, this book made me think about art in general. I could not help but think about how many great books, albums and other media we never hear, due to lack of commercial push. I believe this is another great example of something truly great that might not get to be experienced by a large population. I implore you to help break this trend. Read this book and recommend it to a friend and ask they do the same. In today's times we need to take more time to share what is good with the world.
Kids are vanishing from town, everyone is worried but unwilling to do anything because they don’t know who or what is taking them, what can be done to stop that?
This book really gives me some Stephen King vibes and I love it for that, is thrilling at times, and when you think it can’t get darker just wait, there is another twist waiting for you soon. I seriously can’t describe how much I enjoy this book, everything is phenomenal, from the characters to pretty much everything, and I assure you will not going to stop until you finished it. The dialogue is simple but exquisite, I love how the author keep everything simple but really deep at the same time, it condenses everything in a simple and easy space to keep everyone entertain and it works, if you like books with a little bit of everything in it but doesn’t overflow you with unnecessary details, this is the one for you, trust me you will love it.
Bart elects to place his supernatural thriller in a West Texas town where we encounter an Afghanistan veteran Kane, a musician of sorts, setting the atmosphere of this little town of Marathon: “Hello everybody,” he started. The microphone whined, and he adjusted it, then pulled back a few inches. “Name’s Kane, and if I do okay tonight … well, Bob might let me stay for a while.” There were a few nods, and a polite laugh or two. Not much, but enough, and the potential for more. A few of the faces looked grim. Even though he came from a town like this— small, in the middle of nowhere— he wasn’t from their town. Wasn’t one of them. They were used to transients. People moved through their town daily: tourists, climbers, and hikers. Those were the normal ones. They also had the occasional unsavory type, on the run from something … broken marriages or drug habits or maybe the law. Sort of like the Wild West, he imagined.’ Easing into a horror story takes a keen sense of timing and Bart has plenty of that.
And he opens the window to the derring-do of this Texas spot – “That’s six dead people this year’… ‘It’s like Mother Nature is conspiring to kill these people. Kill their cars, and then send in the animals.” And that hints at the horror to come – ‘Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it’s getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind. Somebody—or something—is taking them.’
To take the story further would be called spoilers – the building tension is so great that saying more would be unfair to the reader. As those who have read some of Bart’s other books, this one is a find – only it takes new turn for the author. He handles the occult and thriller media very well indeed. Grady Harp, March 17
The author writes with that easy flowing contemporary style that allows the reader to just float along with the narrative and entertaining dialogue.
As the old entertainment adage says, "Leave them wanting more." I'm definitely ready for more adventures of Kane Montgomery.
So, jump right in and enjoy this thriller. You'll be glad you did.