A few weeks ago I asked my readers to “give me some sappy book suggestions.” After 20 or so books with no emotional reaction I was starting to fear my sensitivity level was pretty much at a 0, (which I’m sure comes as no surprise) but after checking the list, and even reading several chapters from some of the suggestions I got… my tear ducts were still on lock-down, until this book. Who in the world would have thought a paranormal thriller (which reads a lot like a forensic thriller) would be the one to unclog the faucet.
Cameron Dawson just wants a little peace and quiet. Hoping to escape his tortured past, he moves back to his childhood home in Faith, but when bodies start piling up at the morgue, Cameron suddenly realizes his dreams of peace have morphed into the stuff nightmares are made of.
Kyle Bancroft doesn’t have a clouded past… she “sees” everybody else’s. Finding herself haunted by a little girl with a dark secret, her generic “Dr.” life starts to spin out of control, but cryptic messages or not, Kyle is determined to come up with an answer and set her companion free… even if it kills her.
Is Kyle’s mystery girl the answer to all of Cameron’s question? Will Cameron even believe such a wild accusation, and if he does… is there anyway to stop his little town from tearing itself apart?
I’m going to be honest, (deep breath) I have been sitting here for over an hour trying to think of something to say about this book, a way to breakdown the characters… explain the narrative and plot sequences, but for once I am speechless. (Yes… shocker, I know) It’s not often that I find myself in this situation, and it’s a little unsettling, but alas… here I am. The fact is…I would have been completely content with this review being 1 sentence long.
“This book is the best book I have read in months”
(But then you would have labeled me lazy, and scolded me for my lack of originality… so here is the best I can offer you.)
If you are looking for expertly written characters, a murder mystery that (not only) reads like a movie in your head, but is so twisted that you almost need a piece of paper to keep the players straight… this one is for you. “While The Savage Sleeps” is not only a story that keeps you guessing “who” the entire time… but also adds that unexpected element of “what” as well, and even when you think you have if figured out, chances are you don’t. The best part? The last 10% when something inside of you clicks, and you realize you care about the characters. (Oh the horror.)
So what does this mean for you? Simple. You are out $2.99 cause this one is a must read.
Happy reading my fellow Kindle-ites and remember: There is no such thing as harmless.
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