Review: October 32nd by Larry Rodness

Edition: 2015 by Larry Rodness
Synopsis: October 31st. The quaint little town of Elora, Ontario has held its annual Halloween festival for the past 50 years but this year it takes a terrible turn.  A young boy nearly drowns while bobbing for apples. Shortly after, a group of children are attacked by a flock of crows. Local eccentric, Missy Claridge, senses a mysterious connection between the two incidents and warns the town officials to postpone the upcoming festivities. Unfortunately her premonition is ignored and later that evening, all the children in the village suddenly disappear. The townsfolk are baffled.  Soon, every person becomes a suspect as residents frantically try to discover what happened to the children and how to get them back.

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I was asked to review this book on behalf of the author. I was given an ePub version in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

Firstly, this book is way underhyped. It’s a cleverly and brilliantly written novel.

The plot is full of amazing twists and turns. I never knew what was about to happen, and that made for a great read full of suspense and expectation.

The characters are very well written. I love the character building for the main character, Alexander. He is very well explained and I found I could see inside his head very easily and understand him, without veering from the main story.

The writing flows really well from chapter to chapter. Most chapters ended on some sort of cliffhanger, which I really liked. It worked, and made me want to read on.

Something I liked…has to be the way this book launches right into the story, but manages to give us a clear impression of the main character at the same time. I actually found this really impressive, as I have been disappointed with books that take too long or too quick to get into the actual story. I also really enjoying the ending. It really wasn’t what I expected, but it really fits the story.

Something I disliked…not much, really. The only thing I can really say is I found this book hard to read with a distraction. You do have to really focus on what’s happening, so for some people certain parts may be confusing if you don’t have your full attention on the novel.

My rating is…


4 out of 5 moons

A great quick read.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books!


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