Niceville has an almost unearthly beauty when the sun tops the ancient nearby mountain called Tallulah s Wall and bathes it in soft Southern light. Read more...
Niceville has an almost unearthly beauty when the sun tops the ancient nearby mountain called Tallulah s Wall and bathes it in soft Southern light. But there s a reason Native American tribes avoided the place: An absence that inhabits the air and the depthless sink atop Tallulah s Wall. This Nothing has long bent time and the desires of a chosen few to her shadowy ends.
As THE RECKONING begins, Detective Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have accepted that reality in Niceville is not normal. Seemingly, they ve fought Nothing to a draw. But now a buzzing emerges in the heads of some perfectly normal folks. Nothing isn t finished.
Come to Niceville and sink into Carsten Stroud s inimitable blend of crime and supernatural thriller, as characters you ll love throw in with bad guys you ll like way more than you should as they battle evil."
- ISBN-13: 9781101873021
- ISBN-10: 1101873027
- Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
- Publish Date: August 2015
- Page Count: 480
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Whether working in the atmospheric regional mode of James Lee Burke, the modern horror vein of Stephen King, the sardonic gangster idiom of Carl Hiaasen, or the supernatural traditions of H.P. Lovecraft and Bram Stoker, Stroud can be a great storyteller, as shown in this sprawling, sometimes confusing conclusion to his Niceville trilogy. Aided by Niceville native Lemon Featherlight, an expert on local history and legends, Det. Nick Kavanaugh pursues a relentless killer who’s driven by something evil that haunts the Southern town (in an unnamed state). Meanwhile, Nick’s lawyer wife, Kate, does what she can to save her and Nick’s foster son, Rainey Teague, from whatever possesses him. A huge cast of characters—some of them vivid, others indistinguishable—must contend with such threats as zombies, demons, and an annoying Chihuahua. General tightening and the removal of several superfluous subplots would have made this a better book. Those who haven’t read 2012’s Niceville and 2013’s The Homecoming are advised to do so first. Agent: Barney Karpfinger, Karpfinger Agency. (Aug.)