16 March 2012

Book review: The Legend of Rachel Petersen

The Legend of Rachel PetersenThe Legend of Rachel Petersen by J.T. Baroni

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rachel Petersen's story takes place over many years, hundreds of them. It's the story behind the birth of Rachel's evil legend as a killer and then as a vengeful spirit who terrified the area where she used to live. When her story came to Christian Kane, he diligently wrote it as it happened. Was it fiction? Did he dream it or imagine it?

The author has created a multi-layered tale; each time I figured I figured out the truth, a new layer appeared and I sat to (reveal) read it. Each layer is as fascinating as the one before it. I had fun reading this book. It was an entertaining mix of history, murder, suspense, and horror. The words drew vivid images of the era/s, and the ending was a total surprise.

J.T. Baroni, if you ever read this, here's wishing you all of Christian's success and none of the suffering.

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