Book Review | The Shepherd
Author: Ethan Cross
Holy cow! Want a thriller with twists and turns? How about a serial killer with a twisted imagination and a need to play games and set rules for his murders? This book was awesome. I finished it in less than two days… I’m thankful I had a couple of days off of work because I’d have been useless wondering what was going to happen next.
It may not sound scary, but the name Francis Ackerman, Jr. may go down in literary legend along with Hannibal Lecter. Francis Ackerman, Sr. was a psychologist who wanted to prove the “nurture or nature” theory – nurture a child and he’ll be good. Force a child to embrace his “nature” and he’ll become a monster. Breaking his own child’s mind to the point that he became a serial killer, Sr. became one of his son’s first victims.
Marcus Williams was a former New York City homicide detective. Haunted by his past, he’s decided to settle in the small town of Asherton. But things aren’t what they seem in this sleepy little town. The Sheriff has a streak of vigilante, his daughter is working against him, the real estate agent is a rogue FBI agent and now Ackerman has decided to use Asherton as his own personal “playground.” Not knowing which way to turn and who to trust, Marcus has face his own sins and find a way to survive.
An ending you’ll be screaming over and begging for more… I can definitely see this making it’s way to the big screen. Movie producers take note – this would be a thriller that would have people coming in droves! Ethan Cross may be a pen name, but I think you’ll be hearing it a lot!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*