Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Crazy Season by Jim Ody, thank you to Zoé at Zooloos Blog Tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy.
Synopsis: Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a teenage boy Tim saying his town is cursed, he cannot turn it down.
“…I will more than likely be dead when you read this. There is nothing I can do about it. It’s the curse, and we’ve hit The Crazy Season.” Every 20 years, there are a handful of unexplained teenage deaths and it’s started again.
With the help of his straight-talking friend Melody, they set out to get to the bottom of the alleged curse. Everybody in Black Rock has secrets and nobody wants to speak.
The closer they get to truth the more Joel and Melody realise that their involvement is far from coincidental.
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧🐧
My Thoughts: right from the start I loved this, I was 100% invested and couldn’t wait to see where the story would take us!
I loved Joel as a main character, he had a very tough exterior but was vulnerable underneath and you could just tell that everything he did, he did for his wife. there were parts of the story, watching his interaction with her that were making me tear up because I just couldn’t imagine the heartbreak he was going through!
Melody was the perfect counter part to hun, she was sassy, straight to the point and just didn’t tip toe around him, she brought out his fun side which was a delight to see!
As more people started seemingly committing suicide or going missing I was starting to worry that they wouldn’t be able to solve it until it was too late!
Just when you think it’s been solved, something else happens to disprove that and we didn’t know which way to turn next.
This is the first Jim Ody book I’ve read but the writing flowed so easily making it such an easy and fun read that I will definitely be picking more up in the future.
The parts about the suicide and some of the details involved in that were hard to read as someone who has lost people to suicide, but I found those aspects were very respectfully done.