Small Town Nightmare by Anna Willett

Genre: Thriller
Source: Damppebbles


About The Book

A young drifter is in deep trouble, his sister is his only hope… Lucy’s younger brother has gone missing. When she sets out to find him, the trail takes her to Night Town. It’s a rural backwater deep in the forests of south western Australia.
Lucy tries to enlist the help of the local police, but she is met with hostility. She befriends a man who might help her cause. Yet he is not quite who he says he is.
As the locals begin to resent her presence in the town, danger quickly mounts. The town has secrets and they seem to centre on the enigmatic Samuel Nightmesser, its wealthy benefactor.
What connects her missing brother to this grim boondock? And why do the townsfolk want rid of Lucy?

As the story unfolds we are immersed in a creepy, claustrophobic drama in which everything is at stake. If you like books with a strong female lead that keep you on the edge of your seat, you’ve found your next favourite read.

My Thoughts

This had been an addictive read, intriguing and hunting that makes you want to discover the truth since the first page.

When Lucy’s brother doesn’t appear on her birthday, she knows that something is wrong. She will travel to Night Town, the last town that his brother has been seen, to discover what has happened to him. But since the beginning the reader can feel that something is not right on this village, they are hiding something; but what? And what has really happened to his brother?

I really liked Lucy, she’s a journalist and is not scared to ask dangerous questions to discover the truth, she knows that something is not right on Night Town, and even if she has the help of the curious character Damon, she will not stop till she discovers the truth. Sometimes it feels like you don’t totally agree with Lucy’s choices, but she is overprotective of his brother and she wants to find him.

With a twisted story, with a little bit of romance and an atmospheric village, this had been a very interesting read that kept me guessing and wanting to know more from the first page.

Ready for a trip to Night Town?

About The Author

Anna Willett is the author of Backwoods Ripper, Retribution Ridge, Forgotten Crimes, Cruelty’s Daughter and the best-selling thriller, Unwelcome Guests. Her new release, Small Town Nightmare is available on Amazon. Raised in Western Australia Anna developed a love for fiction at an early age and began writing short stories in high school. Drawn to dark tales, Anna relishes writing thrillers with strong female characters. When she’s not writing, Anna enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her husband, two children and their dogs.