Detective Aaron Wolfe wakes up in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by foreboding darkness. As he makes his way through the dark town, using only the flashlight on his phone, he soon makes a gruesome discovery. The entire town has been slaughtered. Blood and body parts are scattered through the streets, the scent of primal fear and death lingers.As he tries to make sense of what has happened, he realizes a strange blanket of darkness blocks phones and other electronics from working. Unable to call for help, and scared of what being the only person left alive in a massacred town suggests, he leaves the shattered town to find his partner, Jaclyn Hunsacker. He and Jaclyn must work together, while navigating their complicated relationship, to solve the mystery of who laid waste to an entire town. If their investigation proves unsuccessful, Wolfe may never be able to clear his name as the main suspect of the murders.
Tristan Hutchinson’s AMARA touches on the macabre, the mysterious and the suspenseful as one man, a police detective, races against time to both clear his name and discover who or what has slaughtered an entire town.
Detective Aaron Wolfe awakes dazed and bewildered only to discover he not only doesn’t remember what happened to him, but he is surrounded by an entire town of maimed body parts, rivers of blood and no clues as to what happened. Caught in a “dead zone” in more ways than one, he seeks out his partner, Jaclyn and together they attempt to make sense of the unimaginable, even as another officer works to dump everything at Aaron’s feet.
I have to say, there is no “easy” follow-the-clues trail here. There is a constant feeling of something lurking in the shadows, something evil. Although I couldn’t actually understand some of the characters’ actions, it DID make the plot a lot more twisted and gave that feeling that the oncoming light was a freight train out of control. A little too much talk, sometimes too much detail in spots, sometimes not enough in others, all told, this IS one of those creepy reads that would make great Halloween reading!
Tristan Hutchinson has mastered the gory, the inconceivable and left me following the scattered breadcrumbs, only to discover that he did NOT leave an easy trail to follow, but one that made the journey well worth it.
I received a complimentary copy from Tristan Hutchinson! This is my honest and voluntary review.