Monday, May 6, 2013

Blue November Storms - by Brian James Freeman - Novella

4 of 5 Stars

Blue November Storms is one of Brian James Freeman's earliest works of longer fiction and there's a lot to like here.

The story starts innocently enough with a group of five high school buddy's reunited for the first time in twenty years.  The "Lightning Five" is what they were know on the football field and the name stayed with them beyond the gridiron. 

Four of the five still make their home in Beacon Point.  There's Sheriff Stephen F. Powell, Harry Howison who owns his own plumbing business, and Matt Harris and Joe Esposito hold down the fort at The Pizza Palace.

The fifth member of their group, and the one that's been gone since their High School days, is Adam Ellis. Adam calls Sheriff Powell and requests he get the gang together that night at the cabin in the woods.  There's also supposed to be a significant meteor shower that night, so it was relatively easy to get everyone out there on short notice.

As a reader, I was ready for the big bombshell regarding why Adam had disappeared all those years ago, but that's where the story takes a turn, a big turn, and none of their lives will ever be the same, that is if they make it through the night.

I love reading a Brian James Freeman book.  I just know it's going to take me places.  It's no longer me an a book, instead, I'm right there, in the pages, watching the story unfold around me.

In addition to a great read, Blue November Storms, comes with a number of illustrations from the very talented Glenn Chadbourne.

Recommended for adult readers, Blue November Storms, is available now in a variety of formats.

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