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Shaun Jeffrey

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : The Invisible College Press

Published : 2003

Copyright : Shaun Jeffrey 2003

ISBN-10 : PB 1-931468-13-3
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-931468-13-8

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Humankind is about to change…

Shrouded by fog for nearly two years, the picturesque village of Paradise harbours more than its share of secrets. Having won a cottage in a competition she can’t remember entering, Chase Black moves to Paradise, only to discover that its beauty is skin deep – murder and madness fester in its shadows. When her travelling companion, Jane mysteriously disappears, she starts asking questions. Why are the villagers behaving so oddly? Who are the strange figures she sees lurking in the fog? As Chase becomes afraid that something terrible has happened, events escalate dangerously out of control. A virtual prisoner; too late she discovers the real reason she’s there...

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'A classic chiller from a talented new author.'

Guy N. Smith

'Shaun Jeffrey's debut novel is haunting, distrubing and spooky as hell.'

Tim Lebbon
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Review by Nigel (301103) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
Chase Black wins a cottage in a competition she doesn’t remember entering. As her life is not at its best, having recently been made redundant and her boyfriend missing without trace, she doesn’t see past the problems this presents. Her friend Jane is a little more sceptical and advises caution. Chase, however, is drawn along by events and finally finds herself in an idyllic cottage in the picturesque village of Paradise and her luck seems to be changing for the better. Chase and Jane are flown to Paradise due to the village being surrounded by fog and Jane later learns it has been like this for the last two years. Meeting the local people for the first time there is obviously something not quite right and as time passes strange events unfold that Chase is somehow tied up with.

BookLore gets sent a large quantity of book review request and as we are always telling people getting reviewers to give up their time to read books that aren’t necessarily their first choice is not easy. When I get a book to review from a new author it can be a trying experience, as things like poor proof reading tend to spoil the flow and can let an otherwise good story down. The point I’m trying to make is that a reviewer tends to approach a book such as this with perhaps a more negative attitude than they should… they are subconsciously expecting the worst.

I am very happy to report that this book is quite definitely not one of those. I was a little worried with the premise at first. A village surrounded by fog for over two years and no one seems to be interested. Far fetched? All this is dealt with very well. All the sceptical questions are answered neatly and without fanfare and the story moves along very nicely.

Evilution is an accomplished thriller whose premise is the lengths the real power brokers behind the public face of government will go to advance their own ends… and sod everyone else.
Nigel (30th November 2003)

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