Purgatory Key (A Del Shannon Novel) by Darrell James
This book, an action packed mystery with the perfect touch of romance came as a pleasant surprise.
The author managed to build his main protagonist through the entirety of the book so that by the end of the book the reader knows Del and Falconet personally, it seems. His secondary characters, Lissa, Kendra and the grandfather together with Leggett and the tigers Gigi and her brother adds a substance much like icing to a delicious cake.
The world building in the book which mainly takes place on an island in a swamp called Terrebonne Key is exceptional. The island, a haven on the one hand and a place of death and fear on the other is constantly portrayed as one or the other with few people less in the know than the owner herself of its true nature.
As the story progresses the readers are introduced to Teddy and his brother Payton, with Teddy, a murder and rapist being the good son between the two, against their vile deeds etc is the girls, Lissa and Kendra, two teens out for adventure being caught up in an international game of hide and seek and murder.
The book is gripping and a page turner and I for one will be on the lookout for this author's first work and any subsequent work by the author.
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