Thursday, April 16, 2020

Book Review | Catfish Lullaby by A.C. Wise

Catfish Lullaby is a horror novella by A.C. Wise.

Catfish Lullaby by A.C. Wise

Lewis is a town of secrets.

There have long been rumors of something unnatural in the swamp, and more than one person has gone missing. Many blame the Royce family while others believe in a local monster, rising from the dark waters.

As a child, Caleb witnessed something inexplicable the night the Royce place mysteriously burned to the ground. As an adult, Caleb returns to take over his father's role as sheriff, and the long shadow of the Royce family returns to haunt him. Caleb struggles to solve an eerily familiar crime and finds himself face to face with another old mystery--the legend of Catfish John.

Yay! I'm on a roll this year with southern books set in the swamp!

Catfish Lullaby begins with a coming of age style story and ends with the main character as an adult returning to a childhood mystery. I'm normally not a fan of time jumps, but books like Catfish Lullaby show me it can be done in a way that keeps me on board.

As is often true with a novella length book, I can't say much about the story itself without spoiling the best bits of the story. I will say Catfish Lullaby turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me, and I'm so glad I read it. I will be on the look out for more to read from A.C. Wise.


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  1. This author's name sounds so familiar. I actually enjoy novellas so I'll have to consider this 😁

  2. Glad this one ended up being such a good read. I've never even heard of this author; I'll have to look for her.

  3. I can only echo Tammy's thoughts - this author sounds so familiar. I must go and investigate.
    Glad you enjoyed this one
    Lynn :D

  4. I haven't heard of this one but I'm glad you liked it.

  5. I like the sound of this one. Southern swamp plus monster sounds like a win.


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