by Lea Schizas
Although I feel as old as the Acropolis at times, I started writing way back in my mom’s womb, where I mistook the umbilical cord for some cool writing implement. I write in various genres but seem to go back to the Young Adult target group. This age group is so full of spunk and dare you just never know what the characters will do next and that is why I love to write and have a teen as my main character. Also, it keeps me young. Some of my favorite authors are: Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Robert Ludlum, J. K. Rowling
ABOUT THE BOOK
Teens have a knack for getting into trouble and that’s why most of my stories are for young adults. I love to add mystery and some entity of the paranormal for this target audience to figure out the puzzle.
Doorman’s Creek uses a town legend and manipulates this legend with hypothetical questions, murders, missing teens, and a slew of characters that are all suspects. The interesting factor is that although there is an unknown entity in this book who this person is isn’t revealed until the very end and what part he plays.
Kyle Anderson, the 15-year old teen who is the main character and boy with the visions to see through the eyes of the killer and sometimes the victim, was fleshed out as a leader, but alos a boy who feels ‘housed-in’ by his over-doting and worrisome mom. The need to prove himself mature is always there and when the visions begin he fears his mother will now seclude him at home to protect him. With the help of his two best friends, Kyle, Shawn and Bradley will slowly begin to put an old ten year old case to the forefront and investigate the disappearances of two new girls.
However, I needed to add a building block to have Kyle prove his maturity to his mother. A murder of someone close to them finally puts these two on the same path and their lives suddenly take an unsuspecting turn when both have similar dreams mixed with visions that lead them to a few suspects.
At the end the one person they never thought would be the one to help them out comes to their aid…in a very strange way.
Because of the nature of the crime, and the suspect, there is some foul language and graphic scenes.
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