Book Review – Death By The River – Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
Published: October 2, 2018 by Vesuvian Books
Swathi’s Rating – 4/5
Verdict: A nail biting Serial Killer thriller from a skillful duo
So today, I share my honest thoughts of my reading experiences along with a fantastic Giveaway for you all to enter and WIN! Go ahead, scroll through the page and you might know why you should get the book for yourself! Good luck!
A High School “American Psycho”
SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET. SOME SECRETS ARE BETTER OFF DEAD.
Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.
And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.
The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The star quarterback of the football team. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.
He is also a psychopath.
A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.
As the victim toll mounts, it becomes crystal clear that someone has to stop Beau Devereaux.
And that someone will pay with their life.
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi award-winning author of twenty-five novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight.
Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes paranormal, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance.
Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight.
He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but right next door behind a smiling face.
Photography, making wine, and helping endangered species are just some of his interests. Lucas is an expert archer and enjoys jazz, blues, and classical music.
One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Vesuvian Media Group. There will be 1 winner of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card. The giveaway begins on October 1, 2018 and runs through December 3, 2018. Void where prohibited.
I had a great time with the book. My soft spot for murders, and serial killings let me to chose reading this book and it did not disappoint. Thanks to the Publicist for sending me a nice copy of the book! The book is written by 2 authors whose writing is so much blended that you wouldn’t realise it’s written by two different people. I like it when the writing is smooth so that the reader does not get struck or lose their way through the plot. I really had my thoughts while I first started reading, but the answers to my query came very soon after a few chapters. I found myself turning pages, wanting to know what happens next.
Now many readers might feel a gore amongst the storyline, but that is just the way it is. The plot has a some rape scenes and I feel that is what makes the book feel more close to “hating” the character for all his demonic ventures. The descriptions explain the monstrous nature of Beau who is meant to be despised by the readers! I guess the writing does justice in that aspect.
I recommend this book to all my fellow crime Thriller lovers – this is a binge read with a consistent pace all along. there are grotesque scenes for sure, but I am sure you will enjoy it, if you’re used to reading Chris Carter’s Novels.
Until Next time! Xo.