Good The Girl in the Maze Author R K Jackson am Book R K Jackson is an award winn
Good The Girl in the Maze Author R.K. Jackson am Book R.K Jackson is an award winning science writer and editor at NASA, and previously worked as a senior editor at CNN, where he helped launch the network s Internet presence He has attended the Advanced Novel Writing Workshop at UCLA as well as the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop Jackson s USA Today bestselling thriller THE GIRL IN THE MAZE has been praised as A twisty Southern gothic thriller with echoes of Tana French L.A Times bestselling author Dianne Emley , A terrific mystery The Book Lover s Friend , and A fast paced psychological thriller that keeps you engaged from beginning to end Reading Femme Two of his plays have been staged professionally, and his short story, All the Devils, was featured in the Alfred Hitchcock themed issue of Penumbra Magazine He recently co produced the Eyes on the Earth and Eyes on Exoplanets exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.A Georgia native with roots in the state s coastal low country, he now lives with his family in California s Los Padres National Forest His second Martha Covington thriller, KISS OF THE SUN, will be released Sept 20, 2016, from Random House Alibi.. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and Tana French, R K Jackson s lyrical, twisty psychological thriller debut follows an aspiring journalist as she uncovers dark truths in a seaswept Southern town aided by a mysterious outcast and pursued by a ruthless killer.When Martha Covington moves to Amberleen, Georgia, after her release from a psychiatric ward, shePerfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and Tana French, R K Jackson s lyrical, twisty psychological thriller debut follows an aspiring journalist as she uncovers dark truths in a seaswept Southern town aided by a mysterious outcast and pursued by a ruthless killer.When Martha Covington moves to Amberleen, Georgia, after her release from a psychiatric ward, she thinks her breakdown is behind her A small town with a rich history, Amberleen feels like a fresh start Taking a summer internship with the local historical society, Martha is tasked with gathering the stories of the Geechee residents of nearby Shell Heap Island, the descendants of slaves who have lived by their own traditions for the last three hundred years.As Martha delves into her work, the voices she thought she left behind start whispering again, and she begins to doubt her recovery When a grisly murder occurs, Martha finds herself at the center of a perfect storm and she s the perfect suspect Without a soul to vouch for her innocence or her sanity, Martha disappears into the wilderness, battling the pull of madness and struggling to piece together a supernatural puzzle of age old resentments, broken promises, and cold blooded murder She finds an unexpected ally in a handsome young man fighting his own battles With his help, Martha journeys through a terrifying labyrinth to find the truth and clear her name, if she can survive to tell the tale.. Good Ebook The Girl in the Maze 1.5 starsMartha is released from a mental hospital after being hospitalized for a break down after hearing voices in her head. She goes to the coastal Georgia town of Amberleen, where she takes on a internship with a local historical society as part of her recovery process. There is a corporation that is wanting to build up the area for tourists and do away with some of the local culture. Shell Heap island is the home of the local GeeChee residents (descendants of slaves who still live most of their lives by their rich culture)Now this part of the book I ADORED. I love the GeeChee culture and will read just about anything I can find featuring them. I live in Georgia so I'm especially interested in anything folkish in our state.But then I had to consider the actual book. The first half of it was not really too bad but then the mystery/thriller part of it just was not good. For me it was very spotty and I could have cared less about that part. You just knew from the beginning of the book how it was going to all play out because it's been done so many times and actually done much better than this.The the paranormal aspect of it? No. It just did not work, and it should have. The GeeChee wise woman part did but then Martha's part? Just pure flop.I should have known I would not like this one after I saw it being compared to "Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins"*gags*That alone should have warned my arse to run.Booksource: Netgalley in exchange for review.Now a bunch of five star reviews exist for this book and I would highlight one if one of my friends or people I know had reviewed it but since that hasn't happened I'm spotlighting my friend Tash's review. She has a most excellent thought out review for this book. I just wanted to yell that it sucked and throw it against the wall.