Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Review: The Legend of Waterhole Branch by Lucas R. Wright

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the author, via Bostick Communications, , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

And now for Southern book to add to your ereader...

The Legend of Waterhole Branch cover


For centuries, treasure hunters have sought to uncover the infamous legend regarding a wealth of gold buried somewhere within Waterhole Branch by a notorious Spanish explorer...  
But it turns out that one man may have already found it.

Hunter Pierce, raised in a rural area of southern Alabama, has mysteriously built a lucrative career on Wall Street. He's young. He's smart. He's ambitious. And he has his whole future ahead of him. 
One night everything changes.  

Locked in a treacherous game with ruthless killers and embroiled in a treasure hunt of epic proportions, Hunter is reunited with his two childhood friends--Brian and Camilla--who unexpectedly find themselves coaxed into this pulse-pounding adventure. 

Unsure who is friend or foe, Hunter returns to Waterhole Branch--where his survival hinges on outsmarting the bad guys, masterminding an escape, and putting his trust in an unlikely source.

Check out the trailer (LOVE the song!)


In one of my favorite movies, Sweet Home Alabama, the lead character portrayed by Reece Witherspoon states 'You need a passport to come down here", and those who venture and return home to parts deep in the South will agree with that statement, as in many ways, the South is still it's own entity within the borders of the US. Add in the Spanish and French history, and you have the perfect setting for treasure and ghost tales, such as in this book! Add in a modern take on human trafficng, and a decent thriller of a mystery, and this debut novel will keep you turning the pages! Wright handles the flashbacks so well, that you almost don't want to return to the current state in the book! For those looking for a modern take on Southern gothic, give this book a look, you won't be sorry!

About the Author

Lucas was born in 1982 in Fairhope, Alabama. After graduating from Fairhope High School in 2000, he attended the University of Alabama graduating with his Masters in Accounting. Upon graduation he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he now resides. He is a CPA and currently employed with Alvarez & Marsal where he provides transaction advisory services for private equity firms.

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