Monday, February 13, 2017

The Dwelling - byThomas S. Flowers - Book 1 in the Subdue Series

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

Dwelling begins with the horrors of war, something the author knows firsthand, having served in the U.S. Army for seven years, including Operation Iraqi Freedom.  But, this is not a war story, it's more a tale of lasting friendships and hidden horror.

"Suicide Squad..."each whispered in unison.  To an outsider, they may have seemed like monks giving some kind of mystic incantation.  "Suicide Squad," they chanted together.  The debate was over.  In a strange way, it never really began. The group o teenagers, who'd come together back when Voltron and Teddy Ruxpin were the hot items on Christmas wish lists, and though of different ages, Bobby and Jake being he oldest members of the group by at least to years, grew closer that day when they identified themselves with the moniker Suicide Squad.

The other members of the squad were Ricky, Johnathan, and Maggie.  Each of their stories are touched upon within the pages of this first book in Thomas S. Flowers' Subdue series. Complete with multiple storylines, of marriage, a crisis of faith, the death of one of their members...and then there's the House...and what lies beneath.

There is a lot of ground to cover in Dwelling and much of book 1 is necessarily expository in nature, but that does not mean slow and boring.  In reality, it's anything but.

Don't expect much in the way of answers, though.  I'm sure we'll get those in books 2 and 3 in the series. The good thing is both Emerging and Conceiving are already published.

Recommended and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series soon.

Dwelling (Subdue Book 1) is available from Limitless PublicationsIf you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

From the author's bio - Thomas S. Flowers is the published author of several stories of dark fiction. He resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife and daughter.  In 2008, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served for seven years. In 2014, Thomas graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with a BA in History. He blogs at, where he does author interviews and reviews on a wide range of strange yet oddly related topics.

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