Thursday, February 28, 2013

Talion – Two victims. One Serial Killer. Perfect for Thriller and Paranormal Fans

The author is a spellbinder…In Talion, Mary Maddox pits a sadistic killer against two achingly vulnerable potential victims with an effortless narrative control that kept me wide-eyed, as anxious over the outcome as in my early glory days as a reader. ~ Sherwood Kiraly, author of Diminished Capacity and Big Babies

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Talion by Mary Maddox. This novel features a young women who is pursued by a serial killer, but who has powers that may not be of this world. If you enjoy the thriller, horror, or paranormal genres then we are sure that Talion will not disappoint the reader. Don’t believe us? Then check out the book reviews on Amazon. Talion is currently rated 4.6 stars on 38 reviews. “This dark, but beautifully rendered novel is one you do not want to miss.”

“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: Meet Rad Sanders, the most terrifying serial killer you will ever encounter, in a thriller unlike any you have ever read… Lu Jakes lives with her alcoholic father and abusive stepmother, Noreen, at Hidden Creek Lodge in the Utah mountains. When the beautiful Lisa is sent by her protective parents to stay at the lodge for the summer, Lu makes her first real friend – dangerously unaware that Lisa’s is not the only new face at the resort.

For Lisa has been followed by Rad Sanders, a sadistic killer who has plans for the girls – sick plans that will drag them and their families to the very brink of hell. Rad stalks Lu and Lisa, waiting for his moment, certain that his deadly plan cannot fail. But unknown to Rad, Lu has a secret. She can see things that nobody else can see: the spirit Talion and his companions. But are these spirits real or a trick of the mind? And will Lu’s special gift help her and Lisa as the killer closes in…

TALION is a gripping, intense tale of friendship, family and dark desires, that blends Thomas Harris with Stephen King. It is a book that will make you want to sleep with all the lights on – if you can sleep at all..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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