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#BookinItTuesdayReview #TuesdayBookBlog – A Cold Tomorrow by Mae Clair

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

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Stopping to help a motorist in trouble, Katie Lynch stumbles upon a mystery as elusive as the Mothman legend that haunts her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Could the coded message she finds herald an extraterrestrial visitor? According to locals, it wouldn’t be the first time. And what sense should she make of her young son’s sudden spate of bizarre drawings—and his claim of a late-night visitation? Determined to uncover the truth, Katie only breaks the surface when a new threat erupts. Suddenly her long-gone ex-boyfriend is back and it’s as if he’s under someone else’s control. Not only is he half-crazed, he’s intent on murder…. As a sergeant in the sheriff’s office of the famously uncanny Point Pleasant, Officer Ryan Flynn has learned to tolerate reports of puzzling paranormal events.   But single mom Katie Lynch appears to be in very real danger—and somehow Ryan’s own brother, Caden, is caught up in the madness, too. What the skeptical lawman discovers astounds him—and sends him into action. For stopping whatever evil forces are at play may just keep Katie and Caden alive….

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I read and enjoyed A Thousand Yesteryears, and was eagerly awaiting another visit to Point Pleasant. Fascinated by the way Mae Clair made Mothman so much more interesting than he ever seemed to me before, I couldn’t wait to see what new developments were in store. I was not disappointed. While I enjoyed Yesteryears, A Cold Tomorrow ratcheted everything up several notches, and Clair knocks this one right out of the ballpark. The characters were truly engaging, the mystery intensifies, and an element of shivery danger overlays every page.

Not going to go into details here, because I never like to give away too much of any plot, but my favorite character this time around is Officer Ryan Flynn. Try as he might to disbelieve in the Point Pleasant paranormal shenanigans, Flynn can’t ignore a truth that becomes more and more clear to him every day: what seemed solidly real to him for most of his life isn’t, and a creature he’s never really believed in, is.

The tale makes me want to visit Point Pleasant, and take a look around for Mothman, myself. If you love a good, creepy mystery, with everything from Men in Black to flying humanoids, this book is for you. You can read it as a standalone, but I wouldn’t. The first book, A Thousand Yesteryears, gives you a more solid grounding in both the real life tragedy that occurred in Point Pleasant, and the mysterious mythology that haunts the little town.  A Cold Tomorrow takes you to the next level. I recommend both books, and I’m looking forward to the final installment in this shivery trilogy.

A Thousand Yesteryears

A Cold Tomorrow

 

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24 thoughts on “#BookinItTuesdayReview #TuesdayBookBlog – A Cold Tomorrow by Mae Clair

  1. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:

    Here’s my latest #BookinItTuesdayReview – Mae Clair’s A Cold Tomorrow. Hope you’ll check out the full review and share far and wide. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the review, Marcia. I’m glad I hooked you into the folklore and happenings of Point Pleasant. And, of course, that flying humanoid creature, Mothman 🙂 I’m delighted by your review and delighted you enjoyed the book!

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    • I thought it was terrific, Mae! I can’t wait for #3, now. July seems such a long way off, but I know it will be upon us way sooner than we expect. But I’ll be ordering the new one as soon as it’s available! Way to go!! 😀

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  4. I’m resisting the urge to read these two out of order, because a Cold Tomorrow sounds sooo good. But I won’t Just bumped A Thousand Yesteryears up on my tbr list though.

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    • I have to say, A Cold Tomorrow is my favorite, but I still think reading in order is a better idea. There’s a lot more detail about the town’s past in the first book, and I think having read it will enhance your enjoyment of the second. Both are good, don’t get me wrong, but A Cold Tomorrow really ups the ante. 🙂

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  5. Linda Lee on said:

    Both books sound great, just like your review, Marcia. Congrats, Mae, on writing an engaging series. Pinned & shared. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Linda. I’m making a concerted effort to do a review every Tuesday, at the very least, and more often, when time allows. And I remember now why I set this blog up years ago. I really like sharing good books with folks. 🙂

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  6. This is chillingly captivating. Love a good thrilling read. This sounds awesome. 🙂
    Enticing review. ❤

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    • It’s pretty creepy, Tess, but not in a “must read with the lights on and a weapon under my pillow” kind of way.

      😀

      Hope you get a chance to check it out. I enjoyed it very much.

      🙂 Glad you liked the review, too.

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  7. Fabulous and engaging review Marsh of Mae’s book. I can’t to start reading some of Mae’s highly praised writing! 🙂

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  8. Martha, if these books weren’t already on my TBR, they would be now! Your writing is so on point that I got goosebumps reading your review. And Mae, I love the cover of A Cold Tomorrow. Talk about chilling . . . xx

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    • Thanks, Tina. So glad you enjoyed the review, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy A Cold Tomorrow, as well. A super fun trek through explaining a decades old legend in new and interesting ways. And thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to comment. Have a great day!

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      • Welcome, Marcia. And I notice that MY writing wasn’t on point, having called you Martha. I have no idea where that came from 🙂

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        • I was just enjoying the fact that you didn’t call me MARSHA. No matter how often I explain that it might SOUND like that, but it isn’t SPELLED like that, I still get it. So Martha was actually fun for a change of pace. 😀 😀 😀 (It doesn’t take much to make me laugh! 😉 I’m a simple soul.)

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          • Whew! So glad you didn’t take offense. I went to grade school with a girl named Marcia, so I learned early on about the 2 different spellings. Like you, I laugh a lot, sometimes at the most mundane things! Guess we’re just 2 jolly old souls 🙂

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            • It would take a LOT more than that for me to take offense, Tina. Not to worry! (And as my hubby would tell you, when I do get upset, there’s NO mistaking it. 😯 ) Laughing is the only way to go. I don’t know how people with no sense of humor even survive. It’s a mystery to me. 🙂

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              • It’s a frontal lobe aberration, Marcia. If you don’t know you’re missing something, it doesn’t bother you. Similar to the current political front 🙂

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                • It’s not that I don’t understand them not MISSING it. It’s that I don’t understand how they can keep on truckin’ without one. If I couldn’t laugh, I’d quit, right where I stand. Or in this case, sit. Because, you know . . . computer. 😀

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  9. I read A Thousand Yesteryears, and I’m reading A Cold Tomorrow right now. You’re right. The tension pulses on every page. I’m loving it. And great review!

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