Cicada Spring

A Novel

Fiction - Suspense
366 Pages
Reviewed on 08/18/2015
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Author Biography

Christian Galacar (Born 1984) grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a small suburb north of Boston. A writer of many things--bad checks, self-proclaimed hilarious Facebook updates, angry fast-food Yelp reviews--he mostly enjoys writing fiction of all genres. He started putting pen to paper at a young age, but it wasn't until 2012 that he actually decided to sit down and pursue it as something more than a hobby. Cicada Spring is his debut novel.

He is currently working on his second book, Soldier of God, which he describes as The Green Mile meets Sling Blade.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Cicada Spring by Christian Galacar is a story of suspense set in 1979, Heartsridge, Massachusetts. An ordinary day in the lives of ordinary people, until 15-year-old Kara Price stumbles home, following a brutal attack and rape. The perpetrator? A highly public figure in the town, one who is loved by all. Heartsridge is changed, divided. A mayor who can do nothing wrong, despite his temper. A sheriff with a guilty conscience. A father who wants revenge for his little girl, and a killer. Then there’s Kara. She just wants to put it all behind her and move on. But she can’t. There are too many people who accuse her of lying, of being nothing more than an attention seeker. Will justice prevail or will the guilty party walk away, leaving Kara to pick up the pieces of her life?

Cicada Spring is an impressive debut novel by Christian Galacar. From page one, you will not be able to put it down, I guarantee you of that. It is fast and full of exiting action. Twists and turns like no other and the expert handling of a real human interest subject show that Mr. Galacar has set the wheels in motion for a runaway novel. I expect this book to explode onto the scene and receive the accolades it richly deserves. The insight into the mind of a rape victim is deep and will affect any reader. This is a fantastic novel, with strong characters and a strong plot, and I really hope that it signals the beginning of a strong career for Christian Galacar. I look forward to seeing more from this promising author.