Thursday, 22 November 2018

#BlogTour Small Town Nightmare by Anna Willett


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Small Town Nightmare by Anna Willet. It has the feel of a rural mystery with a whiff of sadism and a screwed up killer.

About the Author
Anna Willett is the author of Backwoods Ripper, Retribution Ridge, Forgotten Crimes, Cruelty’s Daughter and the best-selling thriller, Unwelcome Guests. Her new release, Small Town Nightmare is available on Amazon. Raised in Western Australia Anna developed a love for fiction at an early age and began writing short stories in high school. Drawn to dark tales, Anna relishes writing thrillers with strong female characters. When she’s not writing, Anna enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her husband, two children and their dogs.

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About the book
A young drifter is in deep trouble, his sister is his only hope...

Lucy’s younger brother has gone missing. When she sets out to find him, the trail takes her to Night Town. It’s a rural backwater deep in the forests of south western Australia. Lucy tries to enlist the help of the local police, but she is met with hostility. She befriends a man who might help her cause. Yet he is not quite who he says he is.

As the locals begin to resent her presence in the town, danger quickly mounts. The town has secrets and they seem to centre on the enigmatic Samuel Nightmesser, its wealthy benefactor.What connects her missing brother to this grim boondock? And why do the townsfolk want rid of Lucy?

As the story unfolds we are immersed in a creepy, claustrophobic drama in which everything is at stake. If you like books with a strong female lead that keep you on the edge of your seat, you’ve found your next favourite read

Review
Lucy is looking for her brother, a drifter who has gone missing. One of the invisible people nobody cares about and not many miss when they just disappear from the face of the earth. Luckily she can pinpoint where he was when he made his last phone call, a small rural town in Western Australia called Night Town.

The attitude Lucy comes across is in the title. Small town mentality, to be more specific, the small town cop mentality. Nothing exists outside of the parameters of the town. They make their own rules, follow the law if and when they choose to. When the safety of their secrets is compromised then all bets are off - to the detriment of any stranger or person just passing through.

I have to say I think Lucy is naive and trusts easily, especially when it comes to strangers. Just because Damon just happens to be searching for a missing person too doesn't mean he is harmless. The search connects the two of them, as does the lack of care they have for their own safety.

I'm not sure anything can prepare Lucy or Damon for the bizarre and insane truth hidden behind the allegedly peaceful exterior of Night Town. The brutal and unapologetic madness of the criminal machinery funded by privilege and wealth, and by the constant 'look the other' way attitude of others.

It has the feel of a rural mystery with a whiff of sadism and a screwed up killer.

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Published on 29th August 2018 and available in paperback and eBook formats.

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