“A COLD TOMORROW” POINT PLEASANT SERIES, BY MAE CLAIR
PUBLICATION: LYRICAL UNDERGROUND;
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Synopsis: Where secrets make their home…
Stopping to help a motorist in trouble, Katie Lynch stumbles upon a mystery as elusive as the Mothman legend that haunts her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Could the coded message she finds herald an extraterrestrial visitor? According to locals, it wouldn’t be the first time. And what sense should she make of her young son’s sudden spate of bizarre drawings–and his claim of a late-night visitation? Determined to uncover the truth, Katie only breaks the surface when a new threat erupts. Suddenly her long-gone ex-boyfriend is back and it’s as if he’s under someone else’s control. Not only is he half-crazed, he’s intent on murder….
As a sergeant in the sheriff’s office of the famously uncanny Point Pleasant, Officer Ryan Flynn has learned to tolerate reports of puzzling paranormal events. But single mom Katie Lynch appears to be in very real danger–and somehow Ryan’s own brother, Caden, is caught up in the madness, too. What the skeptical lawman discovers astounds him–and sends him into action. For stopping whatever evil forces are at play may just keep Katie and Caden alive….
This my 4th time reviewing a novel by author Mae Clair, so it’s a fair assumption that I am a fan. “A Cold Tomorrow” is book 2 in the Point Pleasant Series, following up “A Thousand Yesteryears,” which I loved! This 2nd book in the series was just as fabulous as the 1st, and I am just in love with this series.
Once again we meet up with brothers Ryan and Caden Flynn, local law enforcement in Point Pleasant, WV. Point Pleasant has long been known for mysterious occurrences, including decades worth of sightings of the mysterious Mothman, but as the novel opens, a farmer has a dead cow that cannot be explained. Also, in the beginning, Katie – manager of The Parrish Hotel and sort-of love interest of Ryan Flynn – is driving along the road one night and comes across Jerome Kelly sitting in his car looking quite disturbed and uneasy. These events are just the beginning of a ton of paranormal/supernatural activities preparing to surface in Point Pleasant, coupled with the fact that Katie’s ex (and Sam’s Father) has returned and apparently mentally unwell, as well as, her son seeing a “strange cloud” which kicks off a fit of non-stop drawing. Ryan and Caden are soon swept up in a whirlwind of an investigation involving several members of the town, Men in Black, the Mothman, and more. Oh, and of course, there is romance threaded through the novel too!
I’ve said this before, but I was never really a fan of this genre until I began reading Mae’s novels. However, I am now such a huge paranormal suspense fan it’s crazy! Besides the Mothman, she weaved in several other supernatural elements adding the perfect amount of suspense to this novel. The plot and all of the subplots resulted in a very engaging and addictive novel from page one. I also love the building romance between Caden and Eve and with Ryan and Katie. Clair touches on their romantic sparks enough to spice things up, but it’s all clean and romantic with no need for explicit physical events to demonstrate their feelings for each other.
“A Cold Tomorrow” continues the Mothman’s story, as well as, the strange voice in the igloo at the TNT, but also explains much more about the paranormal activities in Point Pleasant. At one point into the novel, I almost felt overwhelmed but all of the paranormal elements, but everything tied together perfectly as the novel progressed leaving more feelings of resolution rather than questions. Once again, I am completely in awe of Mae Clair’s fabulous storytelling and character development. Just as her characters are learning more how to believe in these paranormal beings and occurrences, as a reader you also start to believe because of her convincing descriptions and dialogue. A huge thing that I also love about Mae is that she has traveled from the UK to Point Pleasant, WV twice researching her novels and getting to know the place! If you have not yet read “A Thousand Yesteryears,” it’s time to start catching up now to be ready for the release of “A Cold Tomorrow” on December 20!
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* Thanks to the fabulous author and NetGalley for providing a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.