Monday, 31 October 2011

Ghosts of Bluewater Creek

By Terry James
Hale, October 2011

Josh McCabe is a man hunter with one thing on his mind; to bring in Abe Lawton, the last and most vicious member of a gang who killed his wife and son. Now that time has arrived, but what Josh doesn’t count on is a smart-mouthed kid out for revenge and a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When the showdown comes it’s quick but far from decisive and leaves the three facing a new, more dangerous future.

By telling the story mainly through the eyes of the three main characters, Terry James is able to leave one or more of them in dangerous situations before switching to one of the others therefore ensuring the reader will keep turning the pages to find out what happens next.

The opening scenes bring the main characters all together for a major shootout of the kind that many authors would finish their books with. None of these characters come out of this exciting gunfight in one piece and the reader is left with the question of how the story will develop after this.

I don’t want to give anything away here, but what I will say is the story shifts up a gear and the action doesn’t let up. Terry James (author Joanne Walpole) also has a couple of surprises waiting in store, not least as to which townsperson she kills off.

Terry James’ descriptive prose paints very visual images within the mind, and her dialogue crackles with believability. The plot is extremely well thought out and all threads are neatly tied up in a keep you guessing until the last page.

Ghosts of Bluewater Creek is Terry James’ third BHW and it’s officially published today. Let’s hope it’s not too long before her fourth appears.

1 comment:

Jo Walpole said...

Thanks, Steve. :-)