Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Very Brief Thoughts: Waking Evil

Waking Evil

by Kylie Brant
Book 2 of Mindhunters series

~ Goodreads ~

Rating:  3.5 Stars

Side Note:  This review has been slightly edited.


Buffalo Springs, Tennessee, is a neighborly kind of place where folks leave their doors unlocked and crime is unheard of. But once every generation, a strange red mist settles over the town, and with it comes omens of death...

When the body of a young woman is found, forensic investigator Ramsey Clark is called in. She knows about the legend of the mist and about the curse that has the entire town afraid of the dark. But Ramsey believes in evidence, not superstition, despite what she's told by the parapsychologist who's been dogging her every step. Then another murder rocks Buffalo Springs, and Ramsey begins to wonder if a killer is playing on everyone's fears or if a prophecy is indeed being fulfilled - one victim at a time.

This one had a whole lot of that creepiness factor you could see pretty vividly through the descriptions. Nothing like a good old crime thriller and a murder mystery entangled in history and legends, with an extremely subtle side dish of the paranormal (an almost X-files, if you will).

Enjoyable, at the least.

Nothing much else to say aside from that, though I DID find a lot of details interesting and found the characters a little less flat than I'd found the characters from the first book, Waking Nightmare.  They still weren't the most stand-out type, but they'll do just fine.

I will give this book some props on the eerie/creepiness factor.  There was a lot of that going on.  The conclusive ending was a little horrific... and for some reason I found that I really liked the dark and gritty of it all.

I also liked the FBI sidekicks Ramsey had--they were a nice addition.

This review was originally posted at Ani's Book Abyss / BookLikes in May 2014.

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