Cicada Summer

Fiction - Paranormal
281 Pages
Reviewed on 11/03/2018
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Author Biography

Award-winning author, Jeff Dosser is an ex-Tulsa cop and current software developer living in the wilds of central Oklahoma. Jeff’s short stories can be found in magazines such as Iridium Zine, Tales of Terror, Shotgun Honey, Bewildering Stories, and Down In the Dirt just to name a few. He's also been published in the Deadman’s Tome, Mother’s Revenge, Hindered Souls and Bringing It Back anthologies.
His novel, Neverland, was the 2018 Oklahoma Writer's Federation winner for best new horror. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Writing.Com Quill award for best short fiction. When not writing, Jeff can be found wandering the woods behind his rural home pondering the mysteries prowling the darkness.
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Cicada Summer by Jeff A Dosser is a paranormal crime tale. Matt Holmes loves his new job as a park ranger at Thunderbird Falls National Park. He has a great life, and a girlfriend he adores but things are about to turn strange for Matt. Drawn into a series of apparently accidental deaths, Matt starts to investigate and finds himself stonewalled at every turn. When his boss, Rachel, tells him to drop it, he looks deeper and uncovers startling similarities to a string of deaths that occurred 17 years before, including his own mother. Matt, colleague Andy, and girlfriend Colleen face the unknown as they strive to uncover an evil that lives beneath the town. The occult, pagan ceremonies, a strange preacher and Grandma El all come together in a cataclysmic ending as they strive to destroy the evil “two-face” that feeds on the town.

Cicada Summer by Jeff A Dosser is a fantastic story, gripping me from the first page and keeping me with the characters all the way through. There were so many twists and turns in this creepy but entertaining tale; a dose of reality merged with the unknown and the outright unbelievable, a story with its basis in ancient times. The prologue tells its own tale and, as Matt’s story unfolds, you start to see how it all ties in very neatly. There is plenty of suspense, with a touch of history, politics and religion thrown in for good measure, all wrapped up in a story that will keep you reading to the very end. Great read, and I am looking forward to reading more books from Jeff!