Title: Small Things
Series: Small Things, #1
Duration: 9 hours and 24 minutes
Date published: June 4, 2013
It’s a hot June morning in a small Midwestern town when fifteen-year-old Shawn Spencer arrives at the church for his best friend Tanner’s funeral. Though his drowning was officially ruled an accident, Tanner’s sister Jenny swears she saw something rise up from the Carthage Lake to pull the struggling teenager beneath the surface.
Shawn doesn’t believe in monsters… but he will…
The real threat, however, lies in the man behind the monster, a mysterious old man who has vowed to settle an old grudge and regain something that was stolen from him decades earlier. To survive the dark days and nights ahead, Shawn must not only decipher what the man is after, he must move past his own grief, fears, and insecurities, and learn to trust in Jenny, the disgraced town sheriff, and, most importantly, in himself. The Small Things trilogy spans forty years and three generations in a tale of murder, betrayal, corruption, sacrifice, love, redemption, faith and magic that culminates in a showdown that will pit the very forces of heaven and hell against Shawn and his family in a battle for the future of mankind and the world itself.
Although it had been a while since I read it, once the story began I realized how much of it that I actually remembered. Much like the first time, I was quickly drawn in - even though I already knew what to expect. I would have to credit that to Jessica Duncan's narration. I think she did a pretty good job, especially in keeping my interested at the bits I already knew what to expect. She gave me a different view of the characters, and I found myself feeling a bit differently about them.
One thing I'd like to point out - even with knowing what was going on, I still found myself in suspense or feeling uncomfortably nervous all over again.
The second time around and I still like it. If you're a fan of paranormal horror, then I recommend this one.