Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shadowy Times Ahead


A noted craftsman in the literary world, Bob MacKenzie continues to intrigue his readers in his recently published novel; A Gathering of Shadows.


Set in the city of Windsor, we meet the main character within the first few pages. Steve Lansing, a freelance journalist is a man who desperately needs a change of pace in his life. A victim of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, Steve suddenly finds himself in a terrifying whirlwind of crime and conspiracy. As Steve’s obsession with finding out the truth slowly begins to consume him, he is driven towards the company of a police officer and a widow of a murdered cab driver, both who may be his only chance of survival.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. There’s no doubt that Bob can heighten your senses from excitement to fear in a single page. His style has an unusual scattered-poetic feel that just fits perfectly, especially when the para-normality is woven into the chapters. There was also a great mix of personality traits in each character, which is something that I must highly praise. This was a compelling story, filled with intelligent dialogue and coupled with mystery that doesn't leave you in the shadows.

You can pick up a copy of A Gathering of Shadows online.