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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Cicada Summer by Jeff A Dosser is a paranormal crime tale. Matt Holmes loves his new job as a park ranger at Thunderbird Falls National Park. He has a great life, and a girlfriend he adores but things are about to turn strange for Matt. Drawn into a series of apparently accidental deaths, Matt starts to investigate and finds himself stonewalled at every turn. When his boss, Rachel, tells him to drop it, he looks deeper and uncovers startling similarities to a string of deaths that occurred 17 years before, including his own mother. Matt, colleague Andy, and girlfriend Colleen face the unknown as they strive to uncover an evil that lives beneath the town. The occult, pagan ceremonies, a strange preacher and Grandma El all come together in a cataclysmic ending as they strive to destroy the evil “two-face” that feeds on the town.
Cicada Summer by Jeff A Dosser is a fantastic story, gripping me from the first page and keeping me with the characters all the way through. There were so many twists and turns in this creepy but entertaining tale; a dose of reality merged with the unknown and the outright unbelievable, a story with its basis in ancient times. The prologue tells its own tale and, as Matt’s story unfolds, you start to see how it all ties in very neatly. There is plenty of suspense, with a touch of history, politics and religion thrown in for good measure, all wrapped up in a story that will keep you reading to the very end. Great read, and I am looking forward to reading more books from Jeff!