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"No one in this town is free… their souls all belong to me...”

A dark, engrossing fantasy woven around the disparate inhabitants of a remote town and their mysterious Mayor, a man always prepared to offer a lost soul their heart’s desire…

This series. Wow. This was just an engrossing story that pulled me right in. There is an interesting bunch of characters and I was caught up in each person's story. They are all part of something larger and sinister with the Mayor behind it. I spent the book caught up in the little stories while at the same time trying to figure out the big picture. Very mysterious. I thoroughly enjoyed and I know that Stephen King fans will enjoy this series.

In The Burden of Souls the writer gives each chapter to a character, developing likeable and unlikeable characters both. These captivating characters keep you turning pages to see what happens next. You have the Gunslinger – Amos who is driven by a need for revenge and wanders into town looking for a man named Severn, only to get embroiled in saving the pretty widow from the brothel. Then there is Molly – the foul-mouthed, ill tempered widow who is forever saying things without a filter on, she kept me chuckling every time she opened her mouth. The antagonist is the Mayor an evil, oily character who pops up when you least expect him and is something akin to the Devil. These are just three of the several engrossing and interesting people in the book. A must read - If you enjoy writers like King and Koontz, then you will enjoy Monk. He writes very much like the young Steven King, gripping the reader in an intense drama and just when you think you have it all figured out, he throws that unexpected twist in. There is more to Amos than just vengeance for a lost wife – but you must read the book to find out what that is. All I can say is well played Andy, well played. You will be left wanting to read the next one. Which I most certainly will. I have become a fan.

Wonderful book full of interesting characters that jumped off the page. I could not put it down. It kept me guessing. A very unique approach to developing the characters. I've ordered the next book and can't wait to get it and see if I have figured out the plot. One of the best reads I have experienced in a long time.

Meet the Town

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