It’s time for another edition of Indie Author Spotlight, and today, I want to scream praises for JACK WALLEN.
You may recall, Jack guest posted here at the Cottage several weeks back on how indie publishing puts control in the hands of the author. A great post, and well worth the read.
I’m a fan. Jack is a proponent of supporting indie publishing, as well as an eloquent and talented writer who can weave a story and keep you at the edge of your seat with it. I haven’t read his zombie series yet, though it is on my to-read list. Today, I’m posting my review of his thriller “A Blade Away.” I just recently purchased the sequel titled “Gothica”, which I’m thoroughly lookng forward to reading.
Killers and victims on the fringes of society are the focus of the ‘Fringe Killer’ series. “A Blade Away” kicks it off with a murderous transgendered twist.
“I am the last true artist.”
Jamie Davenport is a struggling young officer on the Louisville Police Force. In her first homicide case, Jamie must track down a twisted killer who preys upon transgendered men to bring about The Change and transform them into their “true selves”.
“I am da Vinci with flesh.”
However, even with the help of her friend and mentor, Skip Abrahm, she finds herself fighting a war on three fronts: a victimized population reluctant to cooperate, a police force unwilling to take the crimes seriously, and a killer that is always one step ahead.
“I am a god with your gender.”
Warning: Contains adult situations and material.
My Review of A Blade Away:
This is an extremely shocking book. I dig shock factor, though I know a lot of people don’t. A Blade Away made my skin crawl. It is an in-depth picture of the inner workings of a serial killer’s mind–a serial killer who doesn’t know he IS a serial killer. It deals with the hardships of being homosexual, being a female police officer, and the identity issues transgendered folks face. It is touching, painful, and intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading the next books in the series.
According to Jack’s site, he will be releasing the second book in the Zombie apocalypse series, My Zombie My, TOMORROW!!