Someone is angry in Hogan, Ohio.Residents of the small town are plagued by vicious, anonymous letters. The personalized notes land in mailboxes with devastating effect, revealing secrets and deeds better kept unknown. Whoever the sender is, they know the town and the people who live there.Reporter Tim Abernathy is assigned to the story and tasked with finding out who is seSomeone is angry in Hogan, Ohio.Residents of the small town are plagued by vicious, anonymous letters. The personalized notes land in mailboxes with devastating effect, revealing secrets and deeds better kept unknown. Whoever the sender is, they know the town and the people who live there.Reporter Tim Abernathy is assigned to the story and tasked with finding out who is sending the letters and why. The letter writer doesn't want to be found, however, and will kill to keep his secret.A cat-and-mouse game ensues between reporter and letter writer as the violence escalates, shocking the residents of Hogan. Can Tim discover who is terrorizing the town before becoming the next victim?...
|Title||:||Murder in the Heart of It All|
|Number of Pages||:||209 Pages|
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Murder in the Heart of It All Reviews
A very enjoyable slow burn."Murder in the Heart of It All" is set in a blue-collar Mill town and is filled with a bunch of relatable, lower middle-class characters watching their town and way of life slowly fade away. Some take away the pain with drugs and alcohol, some leave for greener pastures, some hang on through good humor and optimism. Am some, consumed by rage and anger, turn to violence.Like his earlier Space opera "Milky Way Repo", Mike writes about people and relationships he knows first hand, giving this piece an unusually realistic and low-key slow burn before it erupts into violence.
Ohio author Mike Prelee trades in the sci-fi adventure of his debut, 2014’s MILKY WAY REPO, for something more grounded with his Sophomore offering, a small-town psychodrama inspired by the real-life Circleville Letter Mystery of 1979 (http://www.the-line-up.com/circlevill...) . Someone in the small Ohio town of Hogan is sending residents nasty, anonymous letters, and things appear to be escalating. Up-and-coming reporter Tim Abernathy vows to find out who is behind the letters, and is eventually joined by his new girlfriend Amy Sashman when the disappearance of someone close to her seems to be linked to the mystery. The novel starts off slowly, letting the reader settle in to the mundane, everyday rhythms of a small Ohio town where nothing much ever happens and nothing ever changes. Gradually Prelee introduces a darker underbelly, such as the effects of a stagnant economy upon its citizens, made manifest in drug use and dark, simmering resentments. When those resentments bubble up, murder ensues, and it’s made all the more effective and grim for being played out in this drab, dull, Northeastern Ohio setting; you can practically feel the heat of the blood melting the snow. Fans of Fargo should enjoy this, a fun second novel from an already diverse author that avoids the dreaded Sophomore Slump.
Better then I thoughtThis started out slow but that's how the story built up. I actually really liked this book. The author did a very good job of unfolding the story and the ending was believable. I like reading these types of stories and I look forward to more from this author.
This story was great! It had interesting characters and is set in a Midwest town that has many secrets. Can't wait to see what else Prelee comes up with!