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Local Poet ~ Review

Local Poet
By Paul Trembling

He killed her.
But who was she?

Rob Seaton was living a life that didn't attract attention - just a normal guy who lived life as it came to him. But the day he first notices Laney Gray is her last.

Who is this woman that stepped in front of his van? Was she trying to die or were they both just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Rob is determined to learn who Laney was and his quest takes him into a world he's never before experienced. He enters Laney's world - a world of words with layered and complex meanings. Laney's poetry brings Rob into a new understanding of this young woman whose life ended so suddenly. Laney's poetry hides the answers that Rob seeks - the answer as to why - he just needs to see beneath the surface.

Local Poet is a mystery and the first book of a new series. If you are looking for an intense climatic reading experience you need to read this book. This book feels longer than it is and yet it doesn't last long enough.  Fortunately, there is a sneak peek at the second book in the series. If you're looking for a mystery that builds in suspense as the book progresses give this new series a try. Highly recommended if you like an unexpected twist or two along the way.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher with no expectation of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book:

A horrific road accident is just the start of a journey into the dark past of the local poet. Rob doesn't know Laney Grey. But when she deliberately steps out in front of his van and dies on impact, his life will never be the same. The police declare him innocent, but how will he deal with the guilt?

Now Rob is driven to know who she was, why she chose to die, and why he had to be part of her death. To understand her, he must read her poetry. To know her, he must unravel the mysteries of her past. As Laney's dark secret starts to come to light, and Rob's innocence is questioned, he must learn the full truth. But truth comes at a cost. Will Rob be the one who has to pay the price?

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