Where secrets make their home…
Stopping to help a motorist in trouble, Katie Lynch stumbles upon a mystery as elusive as the Mothman legend that haunts her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Could the coded message she finds herald an extraterrestrial visitor? According to locals, it wouldn’t be the first time. And what sense should she make of her young son’s sudden spate of bizarre drawings—and his claim of a late-night visitation? Determined to uncover the truth, Katie only breaks the surface when a new threat erupts. Suddenly her long-gone ex-boyfriend is back and it’s as if he’s under someone else’s control. Not only is he half-crazed, he’s intent on murder….
As a sergeant in the sheriff’s office of the famously uncanny Point Pleasant, Officer Ryan Flynn has learned to tolerate reports of puzzling paranormal events. But single mom Katie Lynch appears to be in very real danger—and somehow Ryan’s own brother, Caden, is caught up in the madness, too. What the skeptical lawman discovers astounds him—and sends him into action. For stopping whatever evil forces are at play may just keep Katie and Caden alive….Goodreads.com
I grew up in a small town in West Virginia, with everyone knowing each other and their business, local eateries, and the occasional urban legend. The town wasn’t Point Pleasant, but Mae Clair’s portrayal of small town WV is spot on.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, and having seen the movie, The Mothman, with Richard Gere and the X-files episode featuring the Mothman many years back, I was interested to see this author’s interpretation of the famous urban legend. And I was very satisfied. With an exciting mix of mystery, suspense, and paranormal elements, I barely took my eyes off the book to board a plane. It’s a probably a miracle I got on the right one. The characters are well-depicted and seem like friendly next door neighbors, making it even easier to become vested in the story.
Although I haven’t read the first book in this series, I didn’t feel like I’d missed anything and A Cold Tomorrow is easily a standalone. Now I have to hurry and wait for the next one – but at least I have time to read the first book in this series! Highly recommend this supernatural mystery.