Kara Lee Lovell won the Quill and Scroll award for her published poetry garnering her a scholarship to
in English. She grey up in Ricks College , and lives there still with her three children, son-in-law, granddaughter, and husband Salt Lake City, Utah
Demons of Granite Rock
Author: Kara Lee LovellSynopsis: Barker and his minions have taken over the small town of
Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
Kara Lee Lovell’s debut book, Demons of Granite Rock, was a wonderful surprise.
A thriller full of beautiful riddles and purposeful vagueness in the prose, it had me hanging on every word to see what would come about.
Mark is ‘the ghost’. He’s an enigma. A bipolar consultant for the even more mysterious J.C, whose sole purpose is “the job”.
is “the job”. A small town in the middle of nowhere, founded by 2 sisters, it is now overrun by a cult mentality community. Mark’s job is to fix it, along with the rift that has torn the sisters apart. Utah
While attempting to do just that, Mark encounters more than he ever bargained for. The town isn’t being overcome by a cult, it’s being possessed by demons, and the innocent are being destroyed one by one.
Demons of Granite Rock isn’t just a horror/thriller. It’s a peek into the human psyche, an instruction on trust, a dissection of good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and a test of faith. It’s a mysterious foray into the life of ‘the ghost’, the founding families of Granite Rock,
, and the greater good. Utah
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Demons of Granite Rock 3 1/2 Skulls and would recommend it for anyone who is looking for an up-and-coming author with small similarities to early/mid-career Stephen King and Dean Koontz, or anyone who wants a thriller with diverse layers and action.
For the sake of completeness I have to mention that there are some editing issues in this first release of Demons of Granite Rock, but I firmly believe that if you go into it knowing that, you can overlook them for the sake of the story.
I think Kara has a winner with her debut novel. I’m interested to see what she comes up with for us next.
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