Narrator: Luke Daniels
Series: Kane Montgomery #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 4 January 2018
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Science Thriller
Source: Author, Submitted
Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it's getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind. Somebody - or something - is taking them.
Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense. The Bends is a supernatural thriller roller coaster ride!
"If it's true, well.... She can't be human."
Recommended for fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J. A. Konrath, and Dean Koontz.
Other books by Bart Hopkins:
World Wide Gone
Shortlisted and second place in the 2017 Holl and Lane Heart & Soul Book Awards.
©2018 Bart Hopkins (P)2018 Bart Hopkins
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Kane Montgomery was a soldier who now travels the country playing guitar in small bars and trying to deal with memories of his lost comrades. When he ends up in the quiet town of Marathon, Texas, his military and intuition are going to be put their ultimate test. Babies are being kidnapped, and hikers killed by masses of rattlesnakes, and it is clear there is an evil presence behind it all.
The town has never faced anything so sinister and needs to tap the skills of its police force and locals to solve the mystery if there is to be any hope of getting the children back alive. Kane just wants to play guitar and be left alone but is drawn into the middle of it.
The listener is aware of much more than the characters, but Hopkins is still able to use this create great suspense. While Kane isn’t really the hero through most of the novel, we still want him to be there when he is most needed. The evil presence in the form of the beautiful lady in red isn’t fully explained, she has an allure and power that intrigues the listener. It is her mystery that keeps the suspense engaging.
Luke Daniels performs the story brilliantly. Both his narration and character voices are superb, absolutely perfect for the novel. A master of his craft and clearly one of the top in his field. The production quality is top notch as well. As good as it gets.
While there are some unanswered questions about the evil presence of the lady in red, and Kane’s hero status, it is an exciting and suspenseful novel, fulling keeping the listener wanting more throughout. Be careful listening while driving or like me, you may run a stop sign! Recommended.