Daniel Montague has a secret.
A secret so dark, so disturbing that he's pushed it to the back of his psyche and moved on. Unfortunately for him, it's itching to find the light.
Down in New Orleans, Daniel finds solace in the winding waters of the Mississippi River. He's found a place that he can put his past behind him, a place that he can call home.
He thinks he's finally found peace, but when his past comes knocking on his front door and the town erupts in a wave of brutal murders, he is forced to face a harsh reality. You can forget the past, but that doesn't mean it will forget you.
Night Slashers, a gripping thriller riddled with twists, turns and the ultimate betrayal.
Excerpt: The sound of water sloshing around echoed like a distant whisper. The wind whistled a muted lullaby as it blew through the trees. A soft gurgle grew louder and louder in Daniel's ears until he realized he wasn't dreaming.
A slow, suffocating feeling burned his lungs, robbing him of air. Each breath he took was raspy and shallow like he was sucking through a broken straw.
As he lazily opened his eyes, he spit out mud and wiped his face. His soaked t-shirt clung to his back, the other side was glued to him with mud. He was face down in a puddle of rainwater and his own vomit. Shivering, he rolled onto his side and curled into a ball.
His head ached like it'd been slammed in between the trunk of a car. The constant pounding kept him from moving any further. His bones felt frozen and he was certain he was suffering from hypothermia.
The cold wind breathed the smell of death over his face, sticking to his waterlogged skin. It reeked of spoiled milk and rotten fish. Daniel gagged as he sucked in the foul air.
©2012 Rashad Freeman (P)2015 Rashad Freeman
it's a good story and I was really enjoying it until about the middle . That's where it started to become a little murky. Daniels flashbacks were becoming more and more erratic which kind of threw off what was happening. I really thought he would be the slasher because of the amount of time he would lose in his flashbacks. It still didn't quite track however because Tom was a wildcard too. The ending was good... but a little anti-climatic..... even though it was a great twist..... I don't know.... I just feel.....odd.
This was an interesting mystery thriller set in New Orleans. You don’t have to wait long before the bodies start to pile up, and although there are some early clues, the story definitely keeps you guessing. I really enjoyed the way the author created a nearly palpable dark, seedy atmosphere throughout the book. What I enjoyed most was that I thought I knew exactly how this story was going to end and found myself changing my theory twice during my listen, and the end still surprised me. I would have liked to have known more about the character Tom, who wasn’t fleshed out much; but besides that the only downside to this book might be the Vietnam flashbacks thrown in at various times. I felt at times they were disorienting to the main storyline. However, by the end of the book I felt those flashback scenes did help to flesh out the character of Daniel, and what I perceived as his emotional distance from his wife and friends. I thought the pacing of this book was just right. The story wasn’t rushed, but also didn’t drag on unnecessarily.
The narration in the audiobook was top notch. Paul Woodson’s voice was essential to the creation of the atmosphere that I so enjoyed. The narration was consistent, well paced, and the character voices were easy to discern from one another. There were two significant female characters in this book and the narrator did a good job voicing those female characters, which is a bonus. I am looking forward to listening to other books narrated by Paul Woodson.
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This story had definite possibilities but but I found the back and forth scenarios between New Orleans and Vietnam Nam quite confusing. Daniel is a character that I really liked, enjoyed Remy, Agnes is another story, and of course Pocket was a nice touch. Ending was unexpected. What kept me listening was the wonderful performance and voice of Paul Woodson.
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