Author: Alex Gordon
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Preston & Child meets Kim Harrison in this edge-of-your-seat debut thriller—a superb blend of mystery, urban fantasy, horror, romance, and the supernatural.
When Lauren’s father dies, she makes a shocking discovery. The man she knew as John Reardon was once a completely different person, with a different name. Now, she’s determined to find out who he really was, even though her only clues are an old photograph, some letters, and the name of a town—Gideon.
But someone—or something—doesn’t want her to discover the truth. A strange man is stalking her, appearing everywhere she turns, and those who try to help her end up dead. Neither a shadowy enemy nor her own fear are going to prevent her from solving the mystery of her father—and unlocking the secrets of her own life.
Making her way to Gideon, Lauren finds herself more confused than ever. Nothing in this small Midwestern town is what it seems, including time itself. Residents start going missing, and Lauren is threatened by almost every townsperson she encounters. Two hundred years ago, a witch was burned at the stake, but in Gideon, the past feels all too chillingly present . .
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Gideon begins in the early 1800’s when the townspeople of Gideon burn a witch at the stake but he wants to come back…
With the background of Gideon in mind, it is now 2015 and Lauren Reardon’s father has just passed away. She finds out that he changed his name years ago and that it had been Matthew Mullin. Strange things start happening and she feels compelled to go to his hometown, Gideon, to find out more about her father.
At first, the townspeople seem like the stereotypical people of a small town: suspicious and hostile. Even more so when they find out who Lauren’s father was. But these people are more than just suspicious, they’re scared of something or someone.
I found the history of Gideon interesting but once I started reading about Lauren I couldn’t put this book down. There are so many strange things going on in Gideon and Lauren seems to be tied into it all somehow. Few of the townspeople want to share what happened to her father and why he left or why they’re all so scared. She’s able to piece a lot together from the tidbits she does get from whatever source she can find.
Gideon is full of suspense, witchcraft, horror, and mystery. I love Alex Gordon’s writing style and look forward to reading more of her books.
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Meet the Author
Alex Gordon resides in the Midwest. When she isn’t working, she enjoys watching sports and old movies, running, and playing with her dogs. She dreams of someday adding the Pacific Northwest to the list of regions where she has lived.