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photo 2018-05-11 18:54

I saw this on my outing.

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review 2015-03-22 09:52
Decoration Day
Decoration Day - Vic Kerry

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Reverend David Stanley finds himself in the town of Innsboro, takes one look at the church and knows he is meant to do gods work there. The people in Innsboro, as it happens, are looking for a preacher for their annual Decoration Day and it would seem that fate has brought David to the town at just the right time.

The people in the town are strange to say the least and David begins seeing a purple light along with having nightmares of monsters, he wonders what secrets are in Innsboro and whether his place here is really just a coincidence.

I'm a bit torn with this one, I really enjoyed the writing but found the plot a bit messy and the pacing didn't keep me hooked on the read consistently. I found myself putting it down too easily and then feeling a bit reluctant to pick it back up.

The writing flowed well and I liked the character of David for the most part, the author tried to give him some depth and explored part of his life before Innsboro but he wasn't consistent engaging to read and I ended up not feeling that invested in what happened to him. For such a short read it's difficult to develop characters really well so perhaps I'm expecting too much.

I enjoyed the authors writing style and would definitely pick up some more of his work as there is real potential in this story but it just didn't quite come together in the end.

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