J.D. Barker had me at witch trails with his synopsis of FORSAKEN (Shadow Cove Saga #1) and I had to read it. I love anything about witches, witchcraft, curses and witch trails and Barker gave it all and more in this story.
There were so many things I enjoyed about this book from the characters, to the plot, to the mystery and the horror folded within this tale. My favorite aspect of the book was The Journal of Clayton Stone which delved us into the past and the mystery of SHE. The plot, pacing, tension building and dark atmosphere kept me reading way past my bedtime. I devoured the book in one evening, wondering what the hell would happen to characters and how it would end. And the ending! The ending with it’s twist and cliffhanger had me screaming NO! I cant believe it ended like that and now I have to wait for the second book to come out. Very clever J.D, but mean.
FORSAKEN is horror, suspense, and mystery twisted brilliantly into a story that kept me biting my bottom lip wondering what would happen. I enjoyed reading it tremendously and hope Barker publishes the next book quickly.