Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Featured Book: The Boy in the Skull Mask by Justin Wilson

The Boy in the Skull Mask, by Justin Wilson: a very talented young man, with a gift for writing

Missing some mystery and adrenaline, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for. The author Justin Wilson, is a very talented young man, with a gift for writing. In spite of the fact that he was born with the Asperger’s Syndrome, he is able to do his majoring in literature and write books of great essence, like the one in the subject. His background was always connected with literature, so it is no wonder that he came to love it and appreciated and to try to enrich this world with his writings. He managed to create a book that will keep you hooked in a mysterious way. Once you have started to read the first lines, it will be extremely difficult to let go, until you will reach the end and solve the puzzle.

For any reader that enjoys occult mysteries combined with police tracking and investigation then this is the book to keep the attention focused. In fact, it is hard for any reader not to drawn in by the story, because the author has an incredible talent of composing the book in a way that it is difficult for any reader to let the book from his hands. The author places obscure clues from time to time, meant to puzzle the reader more and to make him want to turn the next page and so on, until the mystery is solved and the truth comes out to the surface.

The bait is placed right from the beginning, in the “Prologue”, where the author is narrating the small story that will turn out to be the starting motive of the book. The talent to depict every detail, from visual to acoustic, really has the property of creating inside the mind of the reader a complex scenario where the entire action takes place. Afterwards, it is a pure pleasure to follow the main character, a female detective named Renee Chavez, in her pursuit to find and put together the pieces of the puzzle, which is causing so much distress in the area. The action takes place in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, which has built its reputation over time as being a place filled with unexplained and occult activity. Although our main character is very sceptic about it, maybe because of its professional forming of always looking for the most objective approach, this point of view will be put to question by a series of events that have no logical explanation.

To even more enhance the level of mystery and incertitude, the author will place in the story an eccentric and very young hunter of supernatural phenomenon. Not being seen with good and trusty eyes by the detective Renee Chaves from the beginning, the circumstances force the two to join forces and knowledge to find out what being or creature is causing such a rise in the number of killings in the area. The combination of two characters, one with pragmatic character always with the feet firm on the ground and the other, more enigmatic and deepen into the understanding of happenings that are science fiction for most of us, is really proven to be the best recipe to create a story where reality and occult entwine.

As you will start reading the book you will notice that the style of the author is very familiar and very much in the way of young people talk to each other. So, it gives the reader the impression that one of your best friends it telling you the entire story. By choosing to use words and expressions that are commonly used in street conversation it is very easy for the author to reach a very large niche of readers, that do not require a university degree to understand the book, just a very high desire to digest some mysteries.

These days it is really hard to find a book that contains both odd happening and police activity without getting the reader bored until the end. But this book is very much apart from the others and any reader will sense that from the very beginning. After you have passed the first pages you will want to know what that creature is and where is it coming from, what are its intensions and why is it doing so much harm. We would like to tell you all about it, but it is better for you to discover the key to this dark secret.

About the book:

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana has always been linked to the supernatural and occult, but until today, Detective Renee Chavez dismissed the claims as nothing more than tourist bait. 

When a murder investigation runs her afoul of supernatural creatures, she doesn't know what to make of it. 

The situation grows more complicated by the arrival of a teenaged, eccentric, supernatural hunter, here on his own agenda. 

Despite her mistrust, if she's to stop this monster before anymore innocents die, then Chavez and the enigmatic Zero Ozawa will have to combine their knowledge and work together.

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About the author:

Born with Asperger's Syndrome and a love of Japanese films and arts, writing simply seemed to come natural to Justin Wilson. Inspired by the works of the all time greats, and growing up in the literature loving state of Louisiana, Justin had more than a enough to work with. At twenty-years old, currently majoring in literature in college, he is ready to show everyone that he has what it takes to make in the world of literature, no matter the obstacle.


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