The road to reviewing indie books continues and so here are some of my recent reads, all of which I recommend!
‘A Stranger From the Storm’ by William Burton McCormick
‘Brilliant fun – a historical mystery with plenty of atmosphere‘
‘Witch in the Lighthouse’ by Azalea Forrest
‘A quaint and fun magical tale…‘
‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens
‘An exploration themed sci-fi novella not of this world…‘
‘The Caverns’ by Olen Crowe
In The Caverns an ancient evil lurks…
‘Red on White’ by J.P Biddlecome
‘The Wolves came, rising from the waves…’
And so that wraps up another edition of Awesome Recommended Indie Reads. Keep reading and keep reviewing!
Brilliant fun – a historical mystery with plenty of atmosphere
This is a very enjoyable historical tale that whisks the reader away to early 1900’s Odessa. Immediately the atmosphere drew me in as William Burton McCormick sets the scene during a storm and we meet two mischievous but very likeable twin sisters ‘Eleni’ and ‘Tasia’. A much-needed new guest arrives at their family boarding house where they suspect he may have something to do with a string of recent murders committed by someone only known as ‘The Specter’.
The behaviour of this new arrival arouses the sister’s suspicions and in a city with a known killer they begin to pry. Their results and antics which follow are both fun and chilling – their dialogue interaction with each other in particular is very well done and touches on so many elements of humour, perhaps a coping mechanism for the chilling events going on.
Of course like most mysteries the big reveal tends to make or break the story and after a few twists the ending was indeed unexpected and satisfying. With historic elements and fun witty dialogue that carries an intriguing story, this one is definitely for you if you enjoy those things – I certainly did!