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Tali's Horror Road Trip: Virginia

“Beneath Ash and Bone” by D. Alexander Ward

State: Virginia


“Beneath Ash and Bone” by D. Alexander Ward, was fantastic. It is the 1860’s before the Civil War. The author transports the reader to a frigid winter in Virginia. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a good atmosphere. The setting in this book was perfect. It was cold, dark, and gloomy.

Sheriff Sam Lock is investigating the disappearance of a boy. Sam was a great character. He had a tormented past that haunted him. This character showed read emotion. He cares about the missing boy. Sam’s sympathetic nature tugs at the reader’s heartstrings.

Ward’s characterization and setting makes the book un-put-downable. At just under 200 pages, “Beneath Ash and Bone” is a story to read on a cold night in front of a fireplace.

Fans of historical mysteries should check it out. 5 stars

Additional books set in Virginia:

“Brother”, by Ania Ahlborn

“Clowns vs Spiders”, Jeff Strand

“Ghost Eaters”, Clay Mcleod Chapman

“The Bighead”, Edward Lee

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