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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Book Review: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from HMH Books, via Edelweiss, 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

This new book comes out in a couple of week,s but be sure to put it on your MUST read list!

the may queen murders cover


Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night.

Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care—she has her cousin Heather as her best friend. The two girls share everything with each other—or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.


This book reminds me of Stephen King's earlier novels- everyday life run amok by something that may or may not be paranormal. The author slowly builds the tension as the story picks up momentum and leads to the surprising conclusion. There are so many twists and turns, so that the reader thinks they know what is going on, but they don't really. As more of the history of the community comes to light, the story changes and the reader changes what they are thinking and then suddenly the end comes and you realize you misinterpreted the clues all along! If you like a good old fashioned thriller, with a dash of mystery, this is the book for you!

About the Author:

Sarah Jude lives by the woods and has an owl that lands on her chimney every night. She grew up believing you had to hold your breath when passing a graveyard. Now she writes about cemeteries, murder, and folklore. She resides in Missouri with her husband, three children, and two dogs. When she's not writing, she can be found volunteering at a stable for disabled riders. Visit her website at www.sarahjude.com.

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