Thursday, April 22, 2010

Firefly Rain Blog Tour - April 22, 2010

Firefly Rain - Richard Dansky (Blog tour from publisher)

Synopsis (via B&N)

When Jacob left home for a new life, he pretty much forgot all about Maryfield, North Carolina. But Maryfield never forgot him. Or forgave him.

After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan comes back to the small Southern town of his childhood and takes up residence in the isolated house he grew up in. Here, the air is still. The nights are black. And his parents are buried close by. It should feel like home—but something is terribly wrong.

Jacob loses all his belongings in a highway accident. His car is stolen from his driveway, yet he never hears a sound. The townspeople seem guarded and suspicious. And Carl, the property caretaker with so many secrets, is unnervingly accommodating. Then there are the fireflies that light the night skies . . . and die as they come near Jacob’s home. If it weren’t for the creaking sounds after dark, or the feeling that he is being watched, Jacob would feel so alone. He shouldn’t worry. He’s not.

And whatever’s with him isn’t going to let him leave home ever again.

My Thoughts:

What a creepy little book and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It is full of ghosts, strange townsfolk, eerie house, mysterious fireflies and things that go bump in the night. Half the time I didn't know which end was up while reading the book and I think it was what the author intended. It was a quick read, I finished it within just a couple of days, which was great for me since I started it a little later than I would have liked to. The story is very reminiscence of a Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or a John Saul kind of book, entertaining and chock full of creepiness perfect for a dark and stormy night sitting by a fireplace.

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Maria’s Space:
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Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Glad you enjoyed the read so much. :) It sounds like a great spooky read from what I am seeing of the tour so far. Thank you for the great review.

Ryan G said...

I'm going to have to get ahold of this one. The cover is fantastic and your review makes it sound even better. Thanks for the review.