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Monday, May 7, 2012

Paskagankee by Allan Leverone (Book Review)

Title: Paskagankee
Author: Allan Leverone
Publisher: StoneGate Ink

About the Book: When Mike McMahon moves to the remote village of Paskagankee, Maine, to take over as chief of police following a tragic shooting, he’s hoping for nothing more than to get a new start on life. Instead, he encounters a series of brutal murders, beginning almost immediately upon his arrival.

Together with a beautiful rookie cop and a disgraced college professor, McMahon races against time and a mounting body count in a desperate attempt to stop a seemingly unstoppable killer…

About the author: Allan Leverone is the author of the Amazon bestselling thriller, THE LONELY MILE, as well as the thriller, FINAL VECTOR and the horror novellas, DARKNESS FALLS and HEARTLESS. He is a four-time Derringer Award finalist for excellence in short mystery fiction and a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee. Allan lives in Londonderry, NH, with his wife of nearly thirty years, three children and one beautiful granddaughter. Learn more at Facebook, Twitter (@AllanLeverone) or at www.allanleverone.com.

My thoughts: It has been a while since I have read what I consider a true horror story, and this is definitely one of them.  It gave me the feelings that I had as a teenager reading some of my first Stephen King novels - whether it was the setting in Maine or the aspect of the story that was such horror that it was beyond impossible.  I truly enjoyed it and devoured it in one day.  

Mike McMahon has taken over as chief of police, and partners with rookie cop Sharon Dupont.  He had chosen her to learn the ropes of this small town because since she was the newest on the force that she would be more willing to show him the ropes without any hassle.  He didn't expect to be attracted to her as well.  

After a couple of gruesome murders, they are contacted by a college professor who has spent his life researching Native American tribes and customs and he thinks that there is an old Indian curse that has been reawakened in Paskagankee.  With no other leads to follow, they take a chance on him.  

If you are a fan of horror stories, definitely add this one to your reading list.  Even though we live in a suburban neighborhood, and not a heavily forested area like Northern Maine, it had me looking over my shoulder at our outside doors with every creak that I heard!

~I received a complimentary copy of Paskagankee from the author for a Partners in Crime Book Tour.~

Publisher/Publication Date: StoneGate Ink, Jan 2012
360 pages

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