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Dark Friday

by Jeffery Leever

      In a small town in Indiana, all hell has broken loose. Five teenage girls have been murdered on the same night but in different places all over the town. Another has been brutally attacked but may survive. The police chief has been wounded in a chase but has the killer in jail.

Is the young, timid-acting man in the police chief’s jail responsible for all the mayhem that has befallen this small town? The district attorney with political aspirations says "yes," but the sheriff feels there is more to the story than is being told.

A popular group of young men has developed a type of club that has met for several years. Their small town is called Jasonville, and they think the name ironic. At their Friday night meetings, they drink beer, rough-house, and watch horror movies. Two of their favorites were the Friday the 13th movies and Nightmare on Elm Street series. Has this caused one or more of them to become a serial killer, or is it just a gruesome coincidence?

The book starts out with a bang and moves rapidly. Calling it a page-turner would seem almost cliché and could not really describe the speed at which I read this book. I started it at lunchtime and finished it before bedtime. If real life had not interfered... cleaning and cooking... I would have finished much sooner.

This is the first book I read by this author but I am looking forward to reading his other works.

The Book

Capital Crime Press
September 15th, 2007
Trade Paperback
0977627632 / 978-0977627639
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The Reviewer

Susan Johnson
Reviewed 2007
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