Welcome to my stop on the blog tour tor Adonias Low by D.A. Watson. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour.
Murder. Robbery. Kidnapping.
Welcome to Napa Valley, California, 1891.
To lawmen and bad men alike, The Low Man is a ghost story. The most feared bounty hunter to ever walk the territories. Whispered to be a Native American shapeshifter, a renegade Pinkerton detective, or the Bible quoting son of a mad preacher. No one knows for sure. He’s a spectre outlaws scare each other with around campfires.
Adonias Lowe lives in the highlands of Napa Valley with his children, scratching a hard living as a farmer and occasional wagon guard. When a wealthy gin baron hires him to see a valuable shipment safely to San Francisco, the opportunity comes just in time to keep the family afloat.
But when the job turns into a massacre and his daughter is abducted by a deviant killer, Adonias is forced into a violent reckoning that will awaken a darkness he’s long tried to bury.
As the corpses mount up, a dying sheriff tries to make sense of the madness, scalp hunters saddle up and ride for blood, fame and riches, and the local Wailaki are coming down from the hills, singing war songs of the Lost White Brother.
Welcome to Napa Valley, California. Where fruit grows thick on the vine, and blood runs deep.
Adonias Low is my first read by D.A. Watson and the first time in quite a long time that I’ve read a western. I really enjoyed this. The writing is solid and kept me invested from beginning to end.
I love the writing because I could visualize the setting and what was happening. The Western genre lends itself to cool descriptions and it was really fun to get into that part of this story.
Great characters, great writing…I enjoyed this one. I look forward to more from this author. Check this out.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
D.A. Watson is the author of four horror novels and the fiction and poetry collection, Tales of the What the Fuck.
His stories, verse and articles have appeared in several anthologies and collections and have won gongs and acclaim from Greenock to Dunedin, including nominations for a Pushcart Prize in the US and the UK People’s Book Prize. An occasional poetry performer, he also appeared on the main stage of the Burnsfest Festival in 2018 as the warm up act for the one and only Chesney Hawkes, a personal milestone and career highlight.
He lives with his family on the west coast of Scotland and is still telling stories.
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