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Monday, October 31, 2011

People Still Live in Cashtown Corners - Tony Burgess



Released October 2011


Chizine Publications

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

People Still Live in Cashtown Corners... Bob Clark is the quiet, likable owner of a self-serve station in Cashtown Corners. He and his helper, Jeremy, provide townspeople with gas and a friendly smile. That is until the day Bob snaps and decides that killing people is the only way to ease an uneasiness deep within.

This is not an easy book to read. It's dark and gripping, but weirdly the author opens up painting a serene picture of a quiet town and the reader gets to know the main character first. Once that bond is formed and you're involved in his life, you learn he's a serial killer. It's definitely disturbing liking a serial killer.

Then I reached the crime scene photos and became confused. I wondered if I somehow mistook the "fiction" novel for being a true crime book. The pictures are convincing and had me fooled. Kudos to the author for taking a fictional story and making it seem incredibly real.

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