Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Buzz: Talion by Mary Maddox: Two victims. One Sociopath. Lots of terror.

TalionTrue suspense, a serial killer, and a pinch of the supernatural. The unlikely friendship of the misfit Lu with the much more savvy Lisa makes this a book about young people, but it’s definitely still a novel for adults.” ~ Tiffany, A Crazy Reader, Amazon Reviews

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Talion by Mary Maddox which readers have rated 4.7 stars on 14 reviews. Talion combines terror and suspense while mixing in mystery with a little of the supernatural. This novel features a young women who is pursued by a serial killer, but who has powers that may not be of this world. Talion has been widely enjoyed by readers of this genre in the short time it has been released. We are sure that Talionwill not disappoint the reader who enjoys a little terror entering their minds from an excellent novel.

“I love the fact that this novel about a serial killer blends suspense with fantasy, rare in a book of this type. The female characters are interesting, and the prose style is great. Maddox has a keen eye for details and an ear for effective, fast-moving dialogue.” ~ Daiva Markelis, Amazon Reviews

“Silence of the Lambs” meets “The Turn of the Screw” . . . . The story is propelled by suspense, and made delicious by Maddox’s Ray Bradbury-like gift for deft, deep-shadowed description.” ~ Charleston Times-Courier

Book Description: Two victims. One sociopath. Lots of terror.
Fifteen-year-old Lisa Duncan has attracted the interest of serial killer Conrad (Rad) Sanders. At an isolated resort in Utah, he watches as vivacious Lisa begins an unlikely friendship with another teenager, Lu Jakes, the strange and introverted daughter of employees at the resort. Lu enters Rad’s fantasies as well. He learns Lu is being abused by her stepmother and toys with the notion of freeing her from her sad life and keeping her awhile as his captive. Lu seems like an easy conquest who could be persuaded to act out his fantasy by killing her new friend.
But Lu has an ally with powers beyond Rad’s imagination. .… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:
I began my life in Soldier Summit, Utah, a town of a few dozen people high in the mountains. My
father owned a cafe, a gas station, and a combination grocery-bar – literally half the businesses in town. Even a minnow can be a big fish if the pond is small enough. Though I have lived in the Midwest for most of my adult life, I still miss the mountains and dream that someday I’ll live there again.
I graduated from Knox College and the Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. At present I teach composition at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where I live with my husband, Joe, and our bird, Westie. Along with writing fiction, I spend my time reading, playing Scrabble at the local club, and riding my horse, Tucker.
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“Despite the teenaged protagonists, this is an adult thriller, with violence on par with Thomas Harris, and not for the squeamish.” ~ D. Salerni, Amazon Review
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