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The Beast of Rose Valley - Lorestalker #1 - cover

The Beast of Rose Valley - Lorestalker #1

J.P. Barnett

Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC

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Summary

Something evil stalks the citizens of Rose Valley—not for the first time, but hopefully for the last. 
"I loved the rural setting with the town's football games and the solidity of a place where everyone knows just about everyone else, and that bucolic ordinariness makes the bizarre aspects of the story work so very well. Barnett's plot is clever and irresistible, and his book is a sheer pleasure to read. Horror, thriller and mystery fans alike will find much to their liking in this intriguing story about the unknown. The Beast of Rose Valley: Lorestalker #1 is most highly recommended." ~ Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews 
After suffering through a horrific car accident, Jake Rollins struggles to survive in his tiny hometown of Rose Valley—a place to which he hoped never to return. 
When a sheep is viciously mutilated on the ranch where Jake is recovering, he's dragged back into the cloying politics of small town life. While the Sheriff tries to pass off the incident as the work of coyotes, Jake turns to a local reporter and old high school flame, Shandi Mason, to search for the truth. 
They discover that this creature has stalked Rose Valley before, claiming nearly a century of carnage and intrigue, all starting with a shameful secret guarded over by one of the town's most respected citizens. 
As livestock mutilations escalate into deadly attacks on humans, and the Sheriff organizes a foolhardy manhunt, Jake and Shandi must race to save the town from a seemingly unstoppable evil. 
"The well fleshed out characters are one of the strengths of the story. The relationships between the protagonists are deftly developed without overwhelming the intriguing pursuit of the elusive beast. The narrative is simple yet engaging and the gory scenes are not too extreme or disturbing. The pacing is good and, as the plot gradually unfolds, readers will find themselves eager to connect all the dots and make early assumptions as clues appear one after the other." ~ Lit Amri, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews 
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in the critically acclaimed "Lorestalker" series of horror stories featuring creatures of lore and dark imagination. [DRM-Free] 
"It was fun watching the characters dig through old articles and histories to connect past events to the current situation and try to understand its escalation. Intrigue, curiosity, surprises, and the depth of the plot will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering if they will understand all they need to, and be able to use it in order to save those they care for." ~ K.J. Simmill, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews 
Books by J.P. Barnett:"The Beast of Rose Valley" (Lorestalker - Book 1)"The Kraken of Cape Madre" (Lorestalker - Book 2)"The Witch of Gray's Point" (Lorestalker - Book 3) [Coming December 2019] 
More Great Horror Fiction from Evolved Publishing:"The Possession" by A.K. Kuykendall"The Sundered Oath" Series by Ciara Ballintyne"Godsknife: Revolt" by Timothy C. Ward"The Zombie West Trilogy" by Angela Scott

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