What happens when Boone Creek Kentucky suffers a rash of unexplained disappearances and murders? The superstitious town folk believe it’s The Curse of One-Eyed Jack. Suspicion and dark secrets come easy to people with more than a little experience with the magic of the Appalachian foothills. But none of it matters to Kili Brennan when her brother goes missing while leading an archeological dig in the nearby hollows. Has he become a victim of One-Eyed Jack?
While Kili tries to solve the mystery of her brothers disappearance, the towns people are more concerned with protecting themselves from One-Eyed Jack. And when Kili enlists the help of local mountain man, Ezekiel Crane, it’s impossible to tell if the odds of finding her brother have gotten better or worse.
From beginning to end, The Curse of One-Eyed Jack is a great mystery with supernatural undertones and twists that keep us guessing. The story has a fantastic “grown up’s version of Scooby Doo” vibe to it. The plot takes a series of fantastic turns, each leading closer to something ominous. The stakes continue to rise and the mystery builds. And, the entire time, there is a sense as if there’s something in the distant bushes watching, pulling strings and orchestrating events… Maybe something supernatural, maybe not.
Everything builds to a conclusion that’s both fitting and satisfying. But, as so many great stories do, The Curse of One-Eyed Jack leaves us wanting more. This, however is done by design. It turns out that this is only book one in a three-part series. So there is more fun to follow. I, for one, can’t wait!
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