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Aspiring author Ben Simmons hates imposing himself upon others, so when he breaks down in the small Rhode Island town of Kettering, he's forced to grit his teeth and lean on strangers for help.
It’s not all bad, though. His temporary host could not be more accommodating, and the local librarian quickly takes an interest in Ben, as well as the research for his next novel. Though unexpected, his short stay has the potential to be enjoyable. But when he stumbles upon the second murder in Kettering within a week, he realizes his presence in town might actually be life-threatening.
Ben soon finds himself torn between leaving as soon as he can and his feelings for the alluring Ellen Hornsby. However, the longer Ben stays in town, the more questions he has. Who is the killer? How are these murders connected to similar crimes committed thirty years before? And why haven't the townspeople done anything?
As Ben’s list of allies grows, so too does the threat that haunts the people of Kettering. Together, these individuals must set aside their differences and find the killer before the body count climbs any higher, but time is running out.
Something is in the woods, something hidden among the shadows that grow ever longer with winter's approach, and it's hunting all of them.
As a fan of the Lore podcast, I thought I’d try one of his books. This is a good beach read for fans of the Lore podcast and horror in general. I couldn’t help but think that Mr. Mahnke was letting us in on some of his writing process as well as the main character is an author of historical fiction. That was a nice bonus!
Fun and Easy to Read
I really enjoyed Mahnke's Consumed. Full notice: I received the book for free.
I found Consumed easy and fun to read. Its better to read in the dark to let the creepiness really sink in.
I will be looking forward to more from Aaron and will have to catch up on his previous books.
I bought this for a long, transatlantic flight and loved it. It was gripping and well developed, and I'd definitely recommend it.
It's long enough to take up a weekend at moderate pace but not enough to take up days if your time, which was perfect for me.