Siege at Hawthorn Lake

Murder on the Mountain

Fiction - Thriller - General
279 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Paul G Buckner is a Native American author, musician, an amateur photographer and an avid outdoorsman. The oral tradition of his Cherokee family drove him to collect folktales and stories of those he met in his travels across the U.S. Many of these stories have been passed down through several generations. It is these stories that provide inspiration for his writing.

Paul grew up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and as a young boy spent many summers in the woods or on the lakes, creeks and rivers hunting, fishing and camping. Those experiences led to a deep respect for the outdoors, traditional ways and the natural environment. You will see this respect reflected in his writing.

He attended Northeastern State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration. Paul spent several years developing curriculum and teaching business management principles to Native American non-profit groups as well as volunteering countless hours in community services.

He now resides in Claremore, Oklahoma with his wife, Jody and son, Chase where they enjoy evenings and weekends riding their Harley across rural Oklahoma photographing the beautiful scenery.

Please be sure to follow Paul on his social media sites

Twitter, @authorbuckner

Instagram, #Tazredrock

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Siege At Hawthorn Lake (Murder On The Mountain) by Paul G Buckner is an exciting thriller about an extreme encounter with Cryptid creatures. Troy Turner is a writer and thought that the solitude of living in a quiet and secluded area would be the ideal place to relax and work. He bought several hundred acres and a beautiful two-storey cabin nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is deer season, and two of his closest friends are eager to go hunting on his magnificent property. The morning after their arrival, they start out before sun up and go to their separate hunting stands. A storm front begins to move in and they decide to call it a day. As they gather their gear, the storm picks up, and in its wake something unprecedented happens. They are brutally attacked by a massive beast.

Stunned and injured, they become separated in the storm. Wounded and concerned for his friends, Troy takes his friend's Jeep and drives to town to get help. The storm escalates, causing the roads to become hazardous. Troy wrecks the Jeep and lies unconscious in the gathering snow. Someone driving by happens to see his vehicle and rescues him. While he is unconscious and in the hospital, one of his friends is found dead and the other one is missing. Troy is the prime suspect for the murder of his two friends. With the murderer being nonexistent, how can he prove his innocence?

Siege At Hawthorn Lake (Murder On The Mountain) by Paul G Buckner is an action-packed, mind-blowing thriller. This is an exciting and fast-paced novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. My attention was caught at the very beginning by the breathtaking description of the scenery; it was idyllic. It gave the story a hint of mystery, and I was holding my breath, just waiting for something to happen. Then the creature makes itself known, and I couldn't put the book down until I reached the final word. This is an enjoyable and stimulating novel, and I recommend it to those who love thrillers and have an interest in Cryptids. If you love stories about Bigfoot and Sasquatch, then you'll love this book!