I read Killer Chronicles by Somer Canon IN.A.DAY. Now pardon me while I gush over all the things.
First off, I picked this book off my to-be-read shelf for a number of reasons. If you’ve read more than five posts by me, you know I am a very busy lady. I grabbed this book yesterday because I was smacked with a 24 hour head cold and could do no more than roll around in a body-ache induced stress sleep. So today, feeling much better and uber ambitious I took to the laundry pile and finishing this book. The book did not look too long, the print and formatting made this very easy on the eyes (very important for the millions of times my kids wanted my full undivided attention to pass gas or ask to help put the clothes back on the baby doll). Lastly, and the real reason I got through this story so fast was because it was so good. The breadcrumbs, the PA references, and incredibly engaging story.
Talk about a gritty, gumshoe story, Canon really penned a true murder mystery, then effed everything up for the protagonist who solved the crimes long before she can figure out how to explain it herself. I did not read the back cover blub before diving in, but there was such subtle foreshadow from page one, I never caught onto them until I was supposed to in the story. Then everything came together and crashed down around me.
Also, let me take a moment to be homesick for Pennsylvania and the many nods to the area like Sheetz and Yuengling. People in Denver have no idea what they are missing out on.
Lastly, I will note that this is a graphic story. Definitely not for the weak stomached or easily triggered for SV. I normally read “sweet” stories and this is absolutely not one of those.
But if you like mystery, horror, and speculative elements Somer Canon really knocked it out of the park. 5 Stars.
A notable thanks to author Lucas Milliron for picking up my signed copy from the Scares That Care 2019 event.