Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a teenage boy Tim saying his town is cursed, he cannot turn it down.
“…I will more than likely be dead when you read this. There is nothing I can do about it. It’s the curse, and we’ve hit The Crazy Season.” Every 20 years, there are a handful of unexplained teenage deaths and it’s started again.
With the help of his straight-talking friend Melody, they set out to get to the bottom of the alleged curse. Everybody in Black Rock has secrets and nobody wants to speak.
The closer they get to truth the more Joel and Melody realise that their involvement is far from coincidental.
The Crazy Season is my first read from Jim Ody and I loved it. The suspense, atmosphere, and intrigue this author created has me really excited to read more in this series.
The Crazy Season had my attention from the start. I really enjoyed the characters. Joel is an interesting character who is always more interested in the truth. The rest of the characters are excellent as well, but I really enjoyed reading about Joel.
The plot of this novel is unique and I was taken through quite a maze. Not everything is as it seems and the questions had the characters spinning around in circles. The mystery kept me on the edge of my seat.
I liked The Crazy Season a lot. The suspension, twists and turns, had me reading without pause. I’m looking forward to reading more of this author and series.
*I received a free copy of this book from Zooloo’s Book Tours to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers, Horror and YA books that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written over a dozen novels and many more short-stories spanning many genres.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.
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