Book Review

The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp by H. E. Kline

This brief yet sweet novel is a bundle of surprises. There is a very genuine and real feel to the characters as well. It has an omniscient 3rd person point of view that isn’t seen very often. It allows the reader to see into the minds of multiple characters in one scene. The main character Janie is clever, empathic, anxious, and well-rounded. There is a slight development that makes her real and interesting. One complaint I have is how quickly the romantic relationship blossomed. I feel as if it was rushed which lost some of the reality that had been well built. In spite of that, I still felt a connection with Janie and the characters she connected with. Several times I found myself covered in goosebumps and once close to tears.

As for the story itself, wow! I never would have guessed that ending. I do not want to spoil the surprise, but seriously no one will guess it. I had a few theories as developments came, but a new twist would happen that came out of left field and left me in awe. My jaw actually dropped during one such twist of events.

While reading, I found myself hoping for it to become a series so that I could continue enjoying these characters. It kept my attention and had enough scientific details as well. It truly feels as if the writer did research on the topics to integrate into the story. It made the characters more believable and the story more interesting.

You can find this book on Amazon here.


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