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Descending Son by [Scott Shepherd]
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Every scary story should begin in the trunk of a car. The darkness and claustrophobia allow the senses to run wild, to distort reality, and to surface the mind’s worst nightmares. Which is also how I felt when I first read Descending Son by Scott Shepherd. And I mean that in a good way.

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

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  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 615 ratings

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Charlie Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Imperfect but enjoyable
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale
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4.0 out of 5 stars there is a good twist. Reminded me in parts of Johnny Shaw's ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 June 2018
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