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Friday, May 22, 2015

BOOK REVIEW & SPOTLIGHT: Whisper of Crows by Jameson Hesse

Whisper of Crows
By Jameson Hesse
Genre: Supernatural Thriller/Horror
Published Oct.2012

A supernatural thriller that questions the nature of reality, and explores the fine line between sanity and insanity. This novel does contains extreme violence, profanity, steamy sex.

Book Synopsis:

Kanaan James is a disturbed teenage boy obsessed with his childhood friend, Abigail Caulfield. A horrible car accident leaves Abigail stricken with amnesia and Kanaan, desperate for for her attention, convinces her they are soul mates, running from the law. In the midst of a passionate love affair, while hiding in an old abandoned house in the woods, Kanaan is forced to test the bounds of his own humanity.

My Review:

I’ve got a few things to say about Jameson Hesse’s new novel, WHISPER OF CROWS. Some great, some, unfortunately, not so great.  First, the great part: The novel is wildly imaginative, the characters exciting and well-developed, & the plot a nonstop barrage of twists and turns almost beyond comprehension.  I’m a huge fan of crime noir, and this page turner has plenty of that. And it’s very, very dark, which I also enjoyed.

OK, now the critique: In my lowly opinion, the author’s use of verbiage could use some spit and polish. Some of this books content I found unnecessary to the plot as it interrupted the flow of the text, and more importantly, the dialogue.  And my biggest pet peeve, misspellings.  There were quite a few, and I found it tough after a period of time to overlook them.  Now don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book, and would happily give it a four to five star review, after this book gets a solid and comprehensive edit of both its content and it’s grammatical problems. 

I thank you, Mr. Hesse, for a thoroughly engaging thriller. Please find a competent editor and you’ve got an absolute winner!

Author Bio

Jameson Hesse is an American writer/filmmaker/musician. He grew up in a small town outside Harrisburg, PA. Jameson presently lives in Los Angeles with his sons. His critically acclaimed Novel, Whisper of Crows was released in 2012, and he has directed and acted in several short film and commercial projects.  Recently he released a short film in which he directed and acted in called Father Mud, which is currently the Official Selection of several film festivals around the world.  Jameson is currently directing the feature film Lazarus Rising. He also has several other film and book projects in various stages of development.



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