Tyler is an amnesiac, drifting aimlessly across the country, struggling to regain his lost memories. When he arrives in Geddy’s Moon, a sleepy town in the middle of the Kansas wheat fields, fragments of his past begin to resurface. But as he establishes new relationships in town, and spends time with the local librarian and her son, he finds himself tormented by nightmares that grow more unsettling each night. What horrific events took place before Tyler arrived in Geddy’s Moon? And could he have brought a terrifying – and possibly supernatural – danger along with him? As the pieces of his fractured memory begin to fall into place, he fears that it may already be too late to keep himself, and those he’s begun to care about, safe from a vicious evil.
Publisher: Blanket Fort BooksRelease Date: February 20th 2013
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It's a mixture of nerves and excitement when I see a review option from a debut author and with this book there was just something that made me have to read it. The synopsis is very good and the cover is also enticing you in more. Reading the first chapter I had absolutely no choice but to carry on reading page after page.
The first chapter is way back into the past and believe me the last paragraph is the hook to get you reading the rest of this book. I won't give it away but it you like a cliffhanger mixed with massive plot clue then you're going to love it! I found myself reading this through on just a few sittings as it was just so page turning and you totally forget that this is a new unknown writer. The book is anything but predictable with the villain being ... I can't say that's too much of a spoiler.
If you like your books mixed with a lot of great character development and a credible villain then this is definitely for you. The synopsis in the end doesn't really do it credit and whilst it's quick to mention a Stephen King likeness in the style of the books, I think Mulhall is making a name for himself and is definitely a writer to look out for in 2013 and beyond.
If you're not a fan of creepy books then this isn't for you. Or just read it with the light on.
Great first book from John Mulhall and cannot wait to read more of his books in the future.