The Shadow over Lone Oak

The Shadow over Lone Oak

Tragedy strikes Lone Oak in the form of a dead girl, and it’s just the beginning.

“For me personally, the balance of horror versus thriller was spot on... a thrilling new crime horror series that I, for one, don’t want to miss out on.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)

The peaceful town of Lone Oak has, in fact, always rotted beneath the surface, with tales of blood feuds and bootleggers. Still, it suffers a devastating blow when a young woman is murdered and her body displayed. Sheriff Willow Donahue is out of her depth with a cult on her doorstep, and Special Agent Llewyn Finch is the only one who can help her stop it—if Willow can learn to trust in Llewyn and his unique abilities.

As Llewyn digs into the case, a bizarre message in a dream sends him down an uncertain path. He must sort out fact from fiction before it’s too late.

“With every step I made into the story’s plot, the more the suspense, tension, and thrill intensified. ...The Shadow over Lone Oak is a magnificent piece of work.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Keith Mbuya (5 STARS)

“A gripping horror/thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, The Shadow over Lone Oak is a wild rollercoaster of a ride you don’t want to get off.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Pikasho Deka (5 STARS)

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AWARDS

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Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews –
5-STAR Reviews (x3) – Fiction – Thriller – General

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PRINT BOOK INFO

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622537750
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-775-4
5 x 8 x 0.5540 (0.595 Lbs)
244 Pages (30/carton)
List Price: $16.95

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THE TEAM

C.J. Sears – Author
Lane Diamond – Editor & Interior Designer
Kabir Shah – Cover Artist

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Details
Author:
Series: This Fallen World, Book 1
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Crime, Horror, Thriller / Suspense
Tags: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2022 (2nd Edition)
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 63,265 Words
Narrator: Coming Soon
ASIN: B09RQ3T7FS
ISBN: 9781622537754
Rating:

List Price: $16.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $3.99
Audiobook Price: Audiobook Coming Soon
Endorsements
Readers seeking a highly accomplished multi-genre work need look no further than this stunning and immersive blend of horror, mystery, and suspense with just a little tinge of the speculative laced over it for good measure. Author C.J. Sears knows how to craft a scene that leaves readers devastated, but also desperate to know more, and it didn’t take me long to rocket through this enthralling novel and wish that there was another case to move straight onto. I especially enjoyed the dynamic between Willow and Llewyn as they blended their skills to produce fresh and exciting approaches to the different mystery elements. For me personally, the balance of horror versus thriller was spot on, with violence and gory accents only when necessary, and never glorified or gratuitous. Overall, I would highly recommend The Shadow over Lone Oak as a promising start to a thrilling new crime horror series that I, for one, don’t want to miss out on.”
Looking for a crime and mystery thriller laced with a spell-binding touch of dark powers? C.J. Sears’ The Shadow over Lone Oak is the perfect choice for you. I loved everything about the book. Sears uses short and twisted sentences which he loads with appropriate expressions. He employs the use of sophisticated vocabulary, which gives the book a professional touch. Sears undoubtedly has a magnificent imagination; the plot of the story is intriguing. With every step I made into the story’s plot, the more the suspense, tension, and thrill intensified. The setting of a small town effectively added to the underlying ominous and macabre tone. The author aligns his ideas in a way that gives this story a beautiful flow. The book features very interesting and entertaining characters. The character development in the book is splendid. The picturesque depictions of scenes and characters made reading the book feel like watching a movie. The conversations were insightful and humorous and I loved them. Being the first installment in ‘This Fallen World’ book series, I cannot wait to get started on the next one. The Shadow over Lone Oak is a magnificent piece of work.”
“A gripping horror/thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, The Shadow over Lone Oak is a wild rollercoaster of a ride you don’t want to get off. What starts as a sleuth murder mystery quickly evolves into something you never quite expected. Author C.J. Sears brings out a sense of tension and dread through the pages that will have you biting your nails. The plot is completely unpredictable, and the twists and turns keep you hooked from start to finish. The characters have complex layers to their outward personas, making them riveting to read. Finch’s inner conflict and his dynamic with Willow were some of my favorite aspects of the book. If you’re looking for a tantalizing mystery horror story, The Shadow over Lone Oak is the book for you.”
“An excellent detective story with creepy things happening everywhere!”
– Book Addict’s Reviews
“Suspenseful. An adrenaline-laced terror-filled fun ride you can’t put down.”
– Victoria Palmer
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