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"Seek the gates and save the boy."
Welcome to Bettendorf. At first glance, it seems like a typical Midwestern town, but take a closer look, and you might be surprised.
High schooler Jack Davies sees the darkness coming; he lives with it. Cold voices call out from the closet door; dead hands reach up from under his bed. Although he doesn't know it, Jack wields a great power.
Now, a smooth-talking preacher has come to town promising freedom and redemption for all who follow his words. But like Jack, this preacher has a secret. Those who heed his call find themselves pawns in his plan to awaken an ancient evil, long ago imprisoned in the dank caves of Devils Glen Park.
With the help of a widowed police officer, a babysitter, and a mysterious spirit called Ava, Jack must find the truth about his hidden power in time to battle the dark forces that have descended upon his town. If he fails, our world will be cast into darkness forever.
©2017 Matthew Speak (P)2018 Matthew Speak
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3 out of 5 stars
By dinah carden on 03-17-18

This book was okay..

The storyline in this book was pretty good. There was enough action and suspense to keep interest, but the narrator ruined the story. While the plot kept my attention, the narration was terrible. He read too fast, running straight through sentences and it was hard to tell where a pause was supposed to be until after the line was read. His dramatization of the characters was subpar, as he was unable to reflect the emotion that needed to go with each character. I listened to the entire book and as I said, the plot and storyline they were both very good but if I were this writer, I would not choose this narrator for future readings . I think the actual author was the narrator, and if that's the case he needs to choose someone else to read his books from now on.

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