Bravo Dean Petersen! This book pulled me into its world. The richness of the descriptions kept me reading well past my bedtime. —Tiffany Howell
Petersen has crafted a story which had me gripped from the very beginning, skillfully blending a small-town murder mystery with a ghost story. The characters were thoroughly relatable, the flashbacks and nightmares related to Tim’s PTSD believable, and the plot is completely engrossing. The Burqa Cave is an excellent read, both for fans of murder mysteries as well as fans of horror and the supernatural. A solid 5 stars. —P.J. Blakey-Novis
The Burqa Cave weaves a haunting tale of desperate isolation, fear, and a budding trust that will stay with you after the last page has been read. —Jeana Byrne
If you enjoy horror stories that will keep you scared and turning the page, then The Burqa Cave is for you. I haven’t been so enthralled with a story in a long time. Definitely a story worth reading more than once. A supernatural horror story that is mixed with the real-life horrors of war. —Jordan Walter
A teacher is still haunted by what he did in Iraq.
A macabre ritual traumatizes a high school student.
Still haunted by Iraq, Tim Ross finds solace teaching high school in Wyoming. His quiet is shattered by a freshman who reveals a macabre initiation held at the gun range by the football team. When Tim asks about the strange ritual involving an old crime and phantom sightings of a murdered girl, the frightened teen’s only response is, "Do you believe in ghosts?"
"He hit her in the chest with the rifle’s muzzle once more as she screamed and thrust what had been her baby at him."
Tim does his best to write off the strange incident until that same student leads him to the remains of a girl the entire county had been looking for. Still trying to believe there is a logical explanation; Tim scours the dark forests and lonely homesteads of The Uinta Mountains to find the killer who has stalked their community for decades.
Closing in on his target, Tim's suspect strikes back forcing him to confront the horror of what he did to an Iraqi civilian or lose the only chance he has at overcoming his past and saving the life of the strange boy who has helped him realize there is life after death and hope after war.
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