I read a ton of horror/paranormal eBooks and my goal is simple. I want to discover those works worthy of a five star rating, which I can then share with readers who truly enjoy this genre. I'm looking to find the shining stars and I've found a bunch, but the best book that I've read all year—drum roll, please—was R.S. Guthrie's LOST.
LOST is about Bobby 'Mac' MacAulay, a FBI agent who is called by his brother, the chief of police of Rocky Gap, Idaho, to privately consult on a local missing child case involving an eleven-year old girl. Her father, a very disturbed individual, claims that the Devil took her.
Bobby leaves his home base of Denver, Colorado to assist in his brother's investigation. This abduction soon escalates into a full-blown fight between good and evil. Bobby is a fascinating character and it is his inner dialogue which anchors the novel. He is a hardened law enforcement officer facing something outside of the realm of normal police work. He questions his sanity and his abilities, but gathers his courage to protect the innocent.
LOST is the second book in what is to be a trilogy (the third book is not yet published); I read it before the first book in the series, Black Beast. Know that LOST stands alone, there is enough background provided that you do not need to read the series in order (but, check out Black Beast, later, as a prequel).
LOST was the best book of 2012 for me. You can purchase it at Amazon here.
As we approach 2013, let's resolve to recognize all the authors and books that we loved and perhaps did not find the time to post a review (I was six month overdue for LOST). I'd rather do that than give up chocolate or some other vice. Share the title, author, and perhaps a few short words about why you're recommending this one book above all others in the comment section below. It can be any genre, indie or traditional, but must be available as an eBook. If you can provide a link to Amazon or another book buying venue for purchasing that book, that would be great, too!