Adam La Rusic
Adam La Rusic is, in order of profitability, an engineer, musician, writer, soccer coach and cave explorer. When not eking out an existence in the bowels of the Canadian federal civil service, Adam likes to hang out with his wife and two small children in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Smashwords book reviews by Adam La Rusic
on Sep. 26, 2012
In this supernatural mystery, author Wanda La Claire gives us a thinking person's heroine in Ann LePage, far from the shrieking buxom bimbo of the B-movies. When Ann finds her best friend hideously murdered, she sets in motion a chain of events that tears her life from its moorings in Vancouver, carrying the adventure to old Europe. Pursued by forces she does not understand, she slowly pieces together her own predicament and past, and unveils a shadowy realm of otherworldly creatures.
La Claire eschews the gorefest and tired tropes of many horror offerings, preferring instead to let the camera linger on the emotional damage wrought by violent death, to good effect. I particularly enjoyed the mystery element of the book; La Claire handles the suspense tactfully, never revealing any more than the reader has to know, so that our eyes are opened at the same time as LePage's.
All in all, an effective, intriguing and highly readable first novel. I'm looking forward to the sequel.