Horror / Karen

The Influence by Bentley Little

My favorite horror author is back with a vengeance!  The Influence is the story of Ross Lowry, an unemployed engineer who is about to lose everything.  When his cousin Lita and her husband Dave offer him a place to stay on their ranch in Magdalena, Arizona, he figures “why not”?  No one else has offered him any help, and he has been looking for a job for over a year with no offers.  Maybe if he takes some time off and relaxes a bit, his luck might change, right?

Well, no.

At first, Magdalena Arizona looks like a very small town in the middle of the desert.  A tiny Main Street and surrounding ranches pretty much sum it up.  But it seems nice. Friendly church-going people. Quirky old-timers.  Bored children.

But all that changes on New Year’s Eve when the annual bash is held. As is tradition, many of the residents shoot their guns into the sky at midnight. But this time, something bad happens. Very bad.  This time, they hit someone. Or something.  And the town of Magdalena changes forever.

Once again, Bentley Little manages to turn small town life into a terrifying existence.

Karen

Read alike author:  Graham Masterton

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