Book & Author Details:
Bloodwalker by L X Cain
Published by: Freedom Fox Press
Publication date: October 4th 2016
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Lightning flashes. Another child disappears…
When Zorka Circus performs, its big top roars with laughter and cheers, but when it moves on, there are fewer children in the European towns it leaves behind.
Circus Security Chief Rurik suspects a killer hides among the international performers, but they close ranks—they’ve always viewed lightning-scarred Rurik as the monster. Nevertheless, he’s determined to find the culprit and stop them before anyone else dies and the only place he can call home is ripped apart by the murders.
Into Zorka Circus comes the Skomori clan, despised as gravediggers and ghoulish bloodwalkers. A one-day truce allows bloodwalker Sylvie to marry. Instead, she finds a body. Alerting others will defy her clan’s strict rules, break the truce, and leave her an outcast.
When more bodies turn up, the killer’s trail becomes impossible to ignore. Rurik and Sylvie must follow the clues—even if they lead to something unimaginable.
OK, so no beating about the bush, although I had worked out who the villain of the piece was, long before the reveal, this is still a really enjoyable story.
The climax and final twist was surprising,and the author managed to develop a real sense of pervading threat.
Overall an interesting mix of mystery, thriller and folklore,with good plot development and character interaction.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Author of novel Bloodwalker (Thriller/Mystery from Freedom Fox Press, Oct. 2016), and upcoming novels: Coldest Night, Paris Underworld, and Soul Cutter (re-release).
Also author of short Horror stories “Biggun,” “The Mission,” and “The Inter-Galactic Gourmet” for sale on Smashwords.