Sharon P. (Jacksonville, FL)
Niceville by Carsten Stroud
Hang on for a wild ride in a small town called Niceville, state unknown ( definitely Southern).
The story begins with the mysterious disappearance of a ten year boy , and a bank robbery. In the space of 36 hours, twenty lives are disastrously affected , and people who should be upholders of the law........aren't. Both natural and supernatural , good and evil, are at work here. Sometimes it's difficult to tell who's who.
Though tense and exciting, it"s a little too violent for me. If you like murder, suspense, and a breathtaking pace, this is the book for you.
Steve B. (Spring, TX)
Niceville Is Not A Nice Place
Niceville is a novel that has many characters, plots and subplots. It deals with the real world and the shadow world. There are a lot of unsavory characters and a few likeable characters. All of this adds up to a novel that has something for everyone but not a whole lot for me. There are so many characters that I had a hard time following them.
The story is sometimes gripping and suspenseful but there were times when I was on the verge of giving up on the task of finishing it.
Nan G. (Mazomanie, WI)
Good Summer Read
if you are a fan of early Stephen King or Peter Straub, you will enjoy this book. Well-written, with engaging characters and a plot that kept me reading well into the night, I would recommend this for a lazy day in the hammock or on the beach. Just beware the chills the book will bring...
William E. (Honolulu, HI)
Not a word but describes my reaction to the book! I agree with Mr. Leonard when he wrote that it's a great read! Reminded me of a Robert Altman film with all kinds of unharmonic convergences on many different planes. Am at a loss to describe my reaction but I highly recommend it for a wild ride in anything but Niceville.
Debra F. (Alton Bay, NH)
Nice or not
I enjoyed this story, told from multiple characters about a long-ago disappearance, cop killings, a bank robbery, and family. There is alot going on here and it took me a while to get into the story but once there, I didn't want it to end. A little thriller, a little horror, a little humor make for a good read.
Gwendolyn D. (Houston, TX)
This supernatural suspense novel has something for everyone. There are so many characters and different plots and subplots, that everyone will find something interesting in here (even if you might be bored by some of the novel's elements). I really enjoyed the Southern Gothic feel of the book and the depth of characterization. Some of the numerous stories/events didn't fit nicely into a cohesive whole, but I was quite entertained nonetheless.
Bink W. (Sopchoppy, FL)
Great writing and a page turner
The writing reminded me of a cross between Greg Isles and Stephen King; very visual and moved right along. There is an odd supernatural theme that while central to the story, seemed to actually interfere with the flow of the book. Enjoyed it nevertheless. Look forward to more from this author.