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Author: Matthew V. Brockmeyer
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication Date: 07/27/2017
Synopsis from Goodreads: Rebecca thought she’d find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare.
Coyote is a washed-up pot grower. Strung out on pills and dealing with dropping prices and looming legalization, he wonders if it’s even worth it anymore.
Diesel Dan abandoned his son for a life of methamphetamine and prison. Now he wants to make amends. He’s going to be a grandfather. But his son is on the same dark road of drugs and violence that once consumed him.
These characters will come together in an explosive ending that will leave you stunned and breathless. But more than just a gripping horror novel, Kind Nepenthe is a deep examination into the nature of love and greed, lost ideals, and the essence of evil in one of the last frontiers of the American West.
I just could not get into this book no matter how hard I tried. It just moved so slowly that I finally realized that I would never manage to finish this book no matter how much I tried. There just wasn’t much movement and the book seemed like it was dragging on – I literally only got to page 38 and felt like I’d already read over 100 pages. Just not a good read for me.
I’m not saying it’s a bad book, it just wasn’t working for me. The writing wasn’t bad, the characters had some pretty good development for as little of the book I was able to actually read before giving up on it. The story just moved way too slowly for my liking. I could easily put the book down and not come back to it – as evidenced by the fact that over half the time I was given to read the eBook file in Adobe Digital Editions passed without my opening the book up to read it again.
I gave the book one star because it doesn’t deserve more than that in my opinion, but it didn’t deserve zero stars either.
I received a copy of this book free from Edelweiss+ in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.