I have so many books sent to me by authors that sometimes it is hard to keep track but this book definitely kept me on my toes! This one is called Devil In The Grass by Christopher Bowron.
Synopsis: When his pro football career fails, Jackson Walker returns to his home in southwest Florida to sort out his life. He lands an internship with Republican state senator James Hunter, whose Clean Water Bill puts him at odds with influential members of The Brotherhood of Set, a Satanic cult. They have deep roots in Florida, and are led by the sinister Henrietta LePley.
After Walker begins a relationship with a member of the Brotherhood, he is framed for the horrific killing of two elderly people. To clear his name, Jackson turns to his Seminole family to evade the police and a particularly nasty bunch of malevolent characters who specialize in the disposal of dead bodies. The Everglades provides an ancient and frightening setting for the unfolding action that will prove whether Jackson Walker will pull himself free from the dark evil that lurks there.
I thought this book held its own as a thriller. It wasn’t really like a creepy thriller but more of a crime thriller with same very dark elements to it. There were times where I thought that the things happening would line up with something a serial killer does so that added to the dark elements of the book.
The fact that it was set in the Florida Everglades also had me intrigued because they are known for their gators and I love any movies that have to do with gators so I was happy to read about it.
The characters were decent. I didn’t really get overly attached to any of them but I was more invested in the plot rather than the characters anyways so that was okay.
The book had lots of twists and turns which kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. I would definitely read more by this author if I am looking for more crime thrillers!
Book Rating: 4/5
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the author in physical format to read and give an honest review.
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