In the nice quiet little town of Safe Haven, Wisconsin the peace and solitude is shattered when a helicopter crashes nearby. Suddenly the sleepy little town, with only one road in or out, and no full time police force is a struggle for its survival. Contained within the helicopter and unleashed by the crash is a force bent on the total annihilation of the entire population of the town. People in the town begin to die violent and gory deaths and it’s on the shoulders of a single mom waitress, a firefighter and a county sheriff near retirement to stop.
Jack Kilborn’s Afraid is a great example of the suspense thriller genre. The heroes of the story are likeable average folks, who find stores of courage and bravery when needed. The bad guys are scary, relentless and more than a little insane. The plot has unexpected twists, which led to lots of multi-tasking on my part. I was glad the book was a paperback; it’s so much easier to stir the spaghetti sauce while reading that way! Sadly, I haven’t figure out how to continue reading while washing the dishes, and when I vacuumed while reading the book, I think I missed a lot of spots. Yep, one of those can’t put it down books. The kind of book that when you finish, you head to the internet to find what else this guy has written so you can add it to your wish list.
Oh…and it’s a pseudonym for author J.A. Konrath, who is the author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series. I’ve not heard of this series, but I’m going to start with book one, Whiskey Sour and work my way through the list. I like this guys style!