Avery's Cabin

Fiction - Fantasy - General
238 Pages
Reviewed on 06/20/2023
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Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite

Avery’s Cabin by Kimberly J. Coleman is a science fiction adventure that involves time travel. Avery James purchased a cabin on Spirit Lake so that he and his sister Kennedy would have a place to stay outside the city. Spirit Lake was quiet and peaceful - just the therapy they needed to write. Avery and Kennedy’s oasis of serenity was disturbed when they heard that a body had been discovered inside their cabin, but the killer was never apprehended. Years before, Carl Richter disappeared without a trace, and his brutally beaten body was later found in this cabin. The owners were ruled out as suspects, and they sold the place. Avery wanted to find Carl’s killer, but the sheriff told him to stop inquiring about the murder. Twenty-four years later, Carl’s killer was still at large.

Kimberly J. Coleman had me on the edge of my seat with Avery’s Cabin. This curious story was engrossing, puzzling, and at times hilarious. It was about life, death, and life after death. I was hooked from the start and never knew what would happen next. With all the twists and turns, there was always a surprise waiting around the corner. There was no way to predict the outcome. The role players were realistic and relatable. My favorite characters were Avery and Carl. Their conversations were interesting and exciting and their banter alleviated the seriousness of the situation. This story was both extraordinary and brilliantly written. It could not have ended better.

Pikasho Deka

Avery's Cabin is a sci-fi mystery by Kimberly J. Coleman. Plagued by writer's block, Kennedy Willow James travels to her cabin on Spirit Lake that her twin brother Avery had bought fourteen years earlier. When the siblings bought the place, residents informed them that the dead body of a fifteen-year-old boy named Carl Richter was found in that same cabin. Now that Avery is dead, Kennedy sees the ghosts of Carl and Avery, while Dirk Anderson, a pro surfer from Newport Beach, springs up out of the blue. Meanwhile, Kennedy's friend Laura learns more about her family history and recounts her work with Carl to Kennedy. With past events still influencing them, will Kennedy and her friends be able to get to the bottom of the mystery?

Author Kimberly J. Coleman takes readers on a wild ride with this absorbing mystery drama that keeps you guessing until the end. Full of suspense, intrigue, and bouts of humor sprinkled throughout the pages, Avery's Cabin is a mind-bending sci-fi mystery tale you can't stop reading. The plot is unpredictable, with well-placed twists and turns that repeatedly pull the rug from beneath your feet. As a reader, you find yourself constantly on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out what will happen next. The characters have unique traits and quirks, making them stand out and creating conflict and drama when they interact. Overall, an entertaining mystery novel with a surprise ending you will never see coming.

Frank Mutuma

Laura is a child prodigy with intellectual gifts rarely seen anywhere. At seven, she has a conversation with Tug you can't fathom. Her intellectual gift is kept a secret until she is forced to work on a special project with Carl Richter. Avery's Cabin by Kimberly J. Coleman is uniquely written, unlike any other book I have ever read. Avery buys a cabin without knowing the bad events that have happened there. Worse still, Kennedy didn't think some purchases were worth it. Was it a good offer for Avery to buy a boat despite having no boating skills? As Kennedy believes, will the 16th-century Japanese vase be a bad omen? Crime, time travel, murder—surely this book will capture the reader's attention.

The plotline is so diverse in Avery's Cabin by Kimberly J. Coleman that one cannot predict what might happen in the next chapter. Kimberly has used suspense to great effect. I also loved how the author used flashbacks and other stylistic devices to fill us in on the events. It helped me look forward to the next chapter. Another admirable quality of the book is how vividly the events and characters are described. This will help the reader create a visual of what is happening. Many readers will also appreciate Kimberly's efforts to take us through an author's mind as they write.