Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Descending Son Kindle Edition
From the Publisher
Descending Son opens with protagonist Jess Stark being pulled from one such trunk and dragged across a desert floor. He is disoriented, struggling to identify landmarks and sounds, frantically searching for faces in the dark. Then a realization hits Jess: returning to Palm Springs was a very bad idea.
It’s not a spoiler to say that Scott Shepherd has many surprises for his readers—any good writer does. But Descending Son packs a wallop, one that will sink its teeth into the core of readers’ expectations. Scott is a pro at making a potentially outlandish plot seem utterly convincing, having written for cult-classic TV show Quantum Leap (a huge favorite of mine). His novel weaves fantastic elements into what at first seems like a traditional murder mystery. Descending Son took me to places I didn’t expect, and I loved every skin-prickling step of the journey.
Back to the car trunk: it has a hinged lid, and what lies inside is only darkness—unless the trunk is opened. Does that remind you of a coffin? Yeah, me too. But don’t tell Jess. He’s got problems enough as it is.
- Alex Carr, Acquiring Editor
- ASIN : B00C1IPQUS
- Publisher : 47North (1 February 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 1637 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 423 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 544,181 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Review this product
Top reviews from Australia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
On the negative side, for me at least, were the stereotypes; the stupid but bullying cop, the smarmy doctor with Jess family in his thrall, the fact that all of the young women are stunningly beautiful. Btu I did like how we saw Jess gradually reappraise his views of some of his family as the book progressed, so I'd definitely recommend it and will read Scott Shepherd's future books. Not to give too much away, but there seems to be room for a sequel here too.
Some way into the book the horror element kicks in, and I had almost forgotten it was a horror story by then. I didn't really like the story as much from that point in. Whilst it still made decent reading for the most part, it just seemed to lose its edge a little and I found myself skimming parts of it. The romance angle felt wrong somehow, predictable and a little cheesy. I did also find the read to be quite "guessable" at times. I liked the writer's style of writing, which was easy to read and at times very witty. Jess's family seemed a little cardboard at times, but I really liked the character of Benji and would have liked to have seen more of him.