A Monster. A Missing Boy. And Nowhere to Run.
Welcome to the tour for the chilling debut by Drew Starling, Sentinel! Read on for more details and a chance to win a great giveaway!
Publication Date: May 14th, 2021
Genre: Supernatural Horror
Publisher: Eerie River Publishing
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO GET YOUR SON BACK?
Something is lurking within the woods just beyond the young Dreyer family’s new country home. And an evil that has been hiding in plain sight for centuries is about to emerge.
A neighbor is brutally murdered, their 4-year-old son goes missing in broad daylight, and the local town of Bensalem devolves into a cesspool of finger-pointing and chaos.
With nowhere left to turn, Aaron and Ellen Dreyer are forced to venture into the woods to find their son. But in the process, they uncover a force larger and more sinister than anything they ever could have imagined.
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Sentinel by Drew Starling is an incredible journey. I felt the emotions of these characters. I truly think one of the things that makes this book so good is the character development.
Sentinel is dark and unsettling. The mysterious intrigue surrounding the plot had me reading late into the night. I finished this in one sitting because there was no way I could wait to find out what happened.
I’m a new fan of Drew Starling and fully intend to read his future work. The writing in Sentinel is beautiful and haunting. I absolutely loved this one. Highly recommended.
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
But from that nothingness, something arose. A click-clacking of claws on hardwood perforated the stillness. It started faintly and grew louder, closer, until a pair of glowing, yellow eyes suddenly stared back at him from the center of the room. Cooper’s eyes. Cooper stood there watching, alert. Aaron pushed himself up off the couch. “You okay? Come here.” But the dog did not heed his owner, instead lumbering through the living room to the front door. It, too, faced the front yard and the meadow across the street. “You need to go out?” With his nose an inch from the solid oak door and his eyes glaring right into it, Cooper’s ears pinned themselves back, and his upper lip curled, exposing a trap of lethal white teeth. His tail, which usually bounced along as he walked, divined itself straight down towards the ground, and his back legs began to quiver. Cooper glared at the door, slightly shaking, growling in a triggered rage. “Cooper, knock that off.” Aaron stood and faced the living room windows. Nothing seemed out of place in the front yard or the meadow, but Cooper continued to growl, his volume low enough not to wake Ellen or Caleb, but so downright out of place for a dog of his character that Aaron kept his distance. Then, like a photo somehow coming alive, a dark object moved on the perfectly-still canvas. A shadow at the edge of the pine forest on the right-hand side of the meadow pulled itself out of the thick black trees.
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An Amazon bestselling author of horror and dark fiction, Drew Starling is a husband and dog dad who loves strong female leads, martial arts, and long walks in the woods with canine companions. He would like to think his plots are better than his prose, but strives to make his words sound both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. He listens to Beethoven, Megadeth, and Enya when he writes, and he’d be absolutely delighted if you’d consider joining his mailing list (which you can find a link to about one and a half mouse scrolls up this page). His only rule of writing: the dog never dies.
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