Review: Photographs of October

Photographs of october

There’s something about the candid thought process of the main characters that I really love, and by the time I got a couple chapters in I couldn’t put the darn thing down.

Meticulous research, wonderful levels of suspense, thrilling and perfect slaughter…

I thought something with this many words would take me forever and be one of those things that takes a month. No. This took me five days. Five. Days. That’s how long it takes me to read something with half as many words. It is really difficult to write a mystery like this and I got lost on one scene…didn’t make a difference though. It all came together in a satisfying crescendo whether I absorbed it or not!

As a designer I can’t get enough of the fonts used on this book, but I guess I’m not supposed to judge books by their fonts. I dig a good ghost story, I enjoy murder and suspense, looooveee the sounds and smells of the outdoors that are a huge part of this book, and I love historical fiction. I have already recommended this book to something like eight people plus my author page.

**I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.**

Here’s the book description

It’s 2003 and Olivia Norwich isn’t bothered by the disappearances in the sleepy university town of Warren, Kansas. As a photography instructor, she’s preoccupied with an impossible deadline for the town’s Harvest Festival at the end of October. Her research for the project takes her back in time to Warren’s tumultuous past, and when ghosts from that era begin to stir, Olivia discovers that the past and
present are more entangled than she ever knew.

It’s 1897 and Evelyn Weatherford must navigate the delicate balance of the reality of life on the prairie and her dream of attending the town’s university. Her actions inadvertently land her in the middle of a feud between two families whose bitter rivalry is brought to a head during Evelyn’s lifetime.

A novel about ancestral memory and how choices can echo across the centuries.

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