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Book: Stutter Creek
Author: Ann Swann
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Crime Drama (Serial Killer)
Length: Approximately 213 Pages
STUTTER CREEK by ANN SWANN should not in any way be considered for light reading. STUTTER CREEK will have you visiting every emotion you've ever felt and some you never hoped to feel in your life.
I am a peaceful, non-violent person, but there are moments in this book that will make you want to put your big girl britches on and do some serious ass kicking on the character of Kurt. Ms. Swann wrote the character of Kurt, the sadistic sociopath serial killer, so believably that there were points in the book that his actions made me physically ill. I wish there was a genre called "real life horror" because it fits so much better than crime drama for this shockingly amazing book. It will jar your senses and sensibilities and make you reflect on the true evil that is present in this world.
You would think that an author that has the ability to write such a twisted character like Kurt couldn't possibly write about the vulnerabilities and pain a woman goes through when she suffers a great personal loss, but Ms. Swann did just that. STUTTER CREEK has two storylines, the serial killer and Beth's story which will have you feeling every bit of her emotional pain. My heart ached for this woman. She's lost three of the most important people in her life in a short period of time. Her father to cancer. Her husband to a young hussy (my word, not Ms. Swann's), and her daughter to marriage and another country.
If you read because you enjoy getting lost in the story and actually getting carried away into the character's emotions (everything from stark raving, heart pounding fear to tears), then you've just got to pick STUTTER CREEK by ANN SWANN up. It is not for the faint of heart, but I defy anyone to read that first chapter and then be able to walk away without reading more. This is truly some amazing writing that holds nothing back. Prepare yourself.
When Beth lost her father to cancer and her husband to another woman, she didn’t know where to turn. So she retreated to the family cabin at Stutter Creek. Some of the best times of her life were spent at that cabin. That’s where she met her first crush, a boy named John. But that was many years ago . . . could he possibly still be around? Or would she find something sinister instead?