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Solitary Tales #04: Hurtby Travis Thrasher
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His Rebellion Will Soon Turn to Hope
When Chris Buckley first encountered the mysteries of creepy Solitary, North Carolina, he had little idea how far he would fall into the town’s shadows. After losing the love of his life, Chris tried to do things his way. He hunted answers. Then he gave up trying to find them.
But now Chris comes back to Solitary knowing there’s a purpose for his being there. As he watches his place in a twisted and evil bloodline become clear, Chris waits for the last battle—and wonders who will be left when he finally makes his stand.
The fourth and final book in the Solitary Tales shines light into deep darkness as Chris’s journey to Solitary comes to a dramatic close.
"Thatcher (Ghostwriter) knows how to scare in the conclusion to the four-part Solitary Tales, set in Solitary, N.C., where teenage Chris Buckley and his mother, Tara, have moved after she and Chris's father divorced. Solitary is Tara's hometown, and it's also home to some buried family history and creepy characters. Chris slowly puts together that history and sees just what kind of demonic forces he is up against. A girlfriend adds complexity and hormonal electricity; eccentric minor characters provide comic relief and a change of pace. It doesn't all add up (a few of the adult characters require more than the usual suspension of disbelief already operating in tales of horror), and it's too indulgently long. But Thatcher's dialogue crackles, his suspense grabs readers, and his portrayal of teen angst is persuasive. He deserves wider recognition. Ages 12 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
In this dramatic conclusion to the Solitary Tales series, Chris Buckley struggles to pry answers from a small town that won’t give up its secrets easily. Now, with a new hope propelling him, Chris waits for the last battle—and wonders who will be left when he finally makes his stand.
About the Author
Critically acclaimed and creatively diverse novelist Travis Thrasher is the author of more than twenty novels, including the novelization of Home Run: The Movie, The Solitary Tales, Isolation and Ghostwriter. Writing stories that move, haunt, and provoke readers, Thrasher tells tales in a variety of genres. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a suburb of Chicago.
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