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Powderfinger by Keller Yeats
Book One in the Nick Swann Investigates Series

"Powderfinger" is a present-day scary horror story set mainly on the decrepit, abandoned but soon to be redeveloped, bank of an old canal between two towns. It centres on an old tar works known as Raven's Gate. Nick Swann is a world weary mid-forties widower and Assistant Probation Warden at St Joseph's Hostel for young male criminals, situated overlooking the canal and Raven's Gate. A woman is brutally killed on the bank opposite the Hostel on a night when Nick is on duty. Nick believes his lads had nothing to do with it, though consequently Nick is suspended for issuing too many late passes at once. Then another woman is killed and Nick becomes drawn into discovering the culprit. He works with DCI Findlay and DS Deacon as the murder toll rises. Together with help from his old friends Alan and Hugo, Nick's research uncovers a long series of similar murders in the same area, stretching back through the centuries. "Powderfinger" as the killer is dubbed, appears to be some kind of ancient mellifluous, malevolent, murderous being that attacks anyone it considers to be disturbing its peace and quiet. Eventually, as the story climaxes, Findlay, Deacon, Nick and Alan set a trap to lure "Powderfinger" to his doom and rid the area of this beast once and for all. Yet, traps can swing both ways.

Reviews

A brilliant book 15 Oct. 2014

By Avid Reader

Format:Kindle Edition

This is a far better written book than I expected, given that it had no reviews. A quick read of the writer's bio explained a wealth of writing experience and it really shines through. It is at times terrifying, with plenty of suspense and intrigue that make you feel reluctant, yet compelled to turn the page. It is a brilliant book and I highly recommend it.

An imaginative book 30 Oct. 2014

By Harry Muskett

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This is a clever riveting read.The characters are so real I can identify and become involved with them.

Looking forward to book two. Keller Yeats is definitely one to watch

One to pull the covers over your head! 31 Oct. 2014

By Susanne

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Exciting and scary read. Well crafted, intriguing story and realistic, interesting characters. I will definitely be looking out for his next book!

Well worth checking out 31 Oct. 2014

By eBook Fanatic - Published on Amazon.com

Format:Kindle Edition

This is a well-written and entertaining story with plenty of scares and is great for Halloween. The writing quality is flawless and the plot is well-crafted with great pacing and excellent set-pieces. Well worth checking out.

Gripping :

by Lollipop8686

Very compulsive reading, difficult to put down! Great read!

J Bronder Books My Review of Powderfinger by Keller Yeats https://jbronderbookreviews.com/

Nick Swann works at the St. Joseph’s Hostel. Some of the guys want out to celebrate a couple 21st birthdays. Nick has to write several late passes but doesn’t think too much about it. But when a girl is found murdered, his guys are blamed. He doesn’t think they had anything to do with it but then finds himself suspended for issuing too many late passes.

But when another woman is murdered he starts working with the detectives and doing some research. It seems there is a supernatural creature called Powderfinger that has been killing people for numerous years.

This was an interesting read. The story starts out like a regular thriller but takes a paranormal twist. It seems Powderfinger is a demon that has been killing those that disturb it. The group plans to stop it but it is quite powerful and they are going to have their hands full.

This was a good read that kept me interested the whole time. It had some good twists and turns and of course I was not expecting the ending. Definitely check out this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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