Brilliantly done - highly enjoyable.,
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This review is from: American Elsewhere (Paperback)
Some places are too good to be true.
Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map.
In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things.
After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother’s home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother’s past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different …
This was a weird and wonderful story, full of amazingly well drawn characters and with a highly fascinating and often disturbing premise. It was also another thing I love – a good, long book! Not many writers give us novels of the longer variety that manage to keep up the pace, interest and quality from page one to end but Robert Jackson Bennett has done exactly that here.
When Mona inherits her mother’s house, in a place she never knew existed, she hopes to find somewhere to settle and some more about her mother’s history – but Wink is not like other small towns – something lurks just below the surface that is unimaginable.
This was a terrific blend of science fiction, supernatural and mundane. That is the best way I have of describing it – the story ebbs and flows in beautiful fashion, with little nuggets of information as to the truth behind Wink and its inhabitants seamlessy woven into the bigger picture, all written in an addictive and compelling way that keeps you right in each moment throughout the reading experience.
Clever and highly imaginative, with some exquisite prose and magnificent world building, all alongside some strangely fabulous characters that you will love, this is one of the best novels in its genre I have read for a while.
Happy Reading Folks!