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Small Town Nightmare By Anna Willett   Independently Published  August 29th 2018

A young drifter is in deep trouble, his sister is his only hope…

Lucy’s younger brother has gone missing. When she sets out to find him, the trail takes her to Night Town. It’s a rural backwater deep in the forests of south western Australia.

Lucy tries to enlist the help of the local police, but she is met with hostility. She befriends a man who might help her cause. Yet he is not quite who he says he is.
As the locals begin to resent her presence in the town, danger quickly mounts. The town has secrets and they seem to centre on the enigmatic Samuel Nightmesser, its wealthy benefactor.

What connects her missing brother to this grim boondock? And why do the townsfolk want rid of Lucy?

As the story unfolds we are immersed in a creepy, claustrophobic drama in which everything is at stake. If you like books with a strong female lead that keep you on the edge of your seat, you’ve found your next favourite read.

My Review

There is something about novels set in Australia that I love. It is often the arid landscape, the heat and the dust that give such novels a brilliant and tense atmosphere, so I was delighted to be invited to participate in the blogtour for Small Town Nightmare. I was certainly surprised when I began reading to discover this was not the hot Australia I so often read about, but one that was cold and windy, the characters wrapped up in heavy coats. What it did have was the small outback town with its close knit community, run by the sinister figure of Samuel Nightmesser. I loved Willetts description of him and he was not a person I would like to have met or done business with, his secrets well hidden.

It was upto to journalist, Lucy to unravel those secrets as she searched the town for her brothers whereabouts. Here was a woman determined not to leave any stone unturned even if that meant putting her own life in danger. In some ways she was quite vulnerable, haunted by the death of her parents, yet hugely protective of her brother, and career orientated.

It was her meeting with Damon, also looking for a lost man, that we really got to see Lucy’s character, as Willetts wrestled with her emotions and we were left guessing if their relationship would ever be more than platonic. It was an element that gave the novel a lighter feel as the themes Willetts explored were both dark and menacing and at times uncomfortable to read.

As the plot unfurled you began to wonder who you could trust, even the local police came into question as Lucy and Damon came closer to the truth. At one point I thought I had it all worked out and then Willetts threw in a couple of surprises that totally threw me and I had to rethink. 

It was a novel that didn’t let you rest as the tension and the drama mounted and I hoped that Willetts would give me the happy ending that I so desperately wanted.

What I find hard to believe about Small Town Nightmare was that it was Independently published. Why has this not been picked up by a mainstream publisher? It is so well written with a brilliant cast of characters, themes and a plot that were compelling and immersive. It would more that stand up against the best within its genre, in fact it is better than some of similar ilk.

I do hope that the blogtour brings Anne Willetts and Small Town Nightmare the ttention it deserves.

I would like to thank Anne Willetts for a copy of Small Town Nightmare to read and review and to Emma Welton at Damp Pebbles Tours for inviting My Bookish Blogspot to participate in the blogtour.

About the author

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Anna Willett is the author of Backwoods Ripper, Retribution Ridge, Forgotten Crimes, Cruelty’s Daughter and the best-selling thriller, Unwelcome Guests. Her new release, Small Town Nightmare is available on Amazon. Raised in Western Australia Anna developed a love for fiction at an early age and began writing short stories in high school. Drawn to dark tales, Anna relishes writing thrillers with strong female characters. When she’s not writing, Anna enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her husband, two children and their dogs.

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anna-Willett/e/B01HU1SG3E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1542140218&sr=8-1

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SMALL-TOWN-NIGHTMARE-gripping-thriller-ebook/dp/B07GVNGNW9/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/SMALL-TOWN-NIGHTMARE-gripping-thriller-ebook/dp/B07GVNGNW9/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1542140273&sr=8-2&keywords=small+town+nightmare

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/anna-willett

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