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Review - With A Blighted Touch by J. Todd Kingrea

Synopsis -

In Scarburn County, Tennessee there is a small mountain community called Black Rock, known for its unusual and prevalent blight that affects all vegetation . . .

When an unexpected death forces Christopher “Kit” McNeil to return to his small hometown in the Tennessee mountains after eighteen years, he must confront his past and a secret he’s kept since he was twelve.

A talented guitarist with a history of bad choices and even worse luck, Kit soon reunites with an old friend and learns about recent disappearances and mysterious deaths in the area. They begin to wonder if it’s connected to what they witnessed in the woods when they were kids and if a creepy local family is involved. Stranger still, almost half of their high school graduating class has died.

When more shredded bodies begin appearing, Kit becomes a suspect. But what he discovers is even more frightening—evil has set its sights on him and his friends and it won’t stop until it gets what it needs.

Can Kit and his friends band together in time to stop this ancient evil? Or will a new reign of terror that the Cherokee once called Uyaga be unleashed to roam the earth once more?

Review -

Is the town cursed, or is it the people who live there? That is the question that begs to be answered in With A Blighted Touch, and I have to say that the author does a great job of doing just that.

This book proved to be a quick read, as it was very nicely paced without skipping on character development.

Part folk tale and small part creature feature of sorts, Kingrea straddles the line nicely between small town mystery and outright horror, and for the most part, he succeeds.

This is one urban legend that you are going to want to know more about, which you can do on October 24 when the book releases.

Pre-order your copy HERE.

4 stars out of 5

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