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When an enigmatic town doctor saves the life of Anisa Worthington’s dying son, she abandons Christianity in favor of devotion to the cult of Santa Muerte or Saint Death. Some believe the mysterious skeleton saint will protect their loved ones, help in matters of the heart, and provide abundant happiness, health, wealth, and justice. But others, including the Catholic Church, call the cult blasphemous, evil, and satanic.
Anisa introduces Santa Muerte to her friend Helen Randon, and soon one of Helen’s enemies is brutally murdered. Residents of Montague, a peaceful little town in Prince Edward Island, begin plotting to rid the Bible belt of apostates.
Anisa suspects Helen is perverting the good tenets of Saint Death. Before she can act, a terrible nightmare propels her to the Dominican Republic in search of Franklin, her long-lost and unstable brother, who mysteriously disappeared without a trace twenty years ago.
To her horror, Anisa learns Franklin is worshiping Saint Death with evil intentions. As a fanatical and hell-bent lynch mob tightens the noose, mysterious murders begin occurring all around Anisa. Unsure who’s an enemy and who’s an ally, she’s thrust into a violent battle to save her life, as well as the lives of her friends and brother.
Another captivating thriller from author William Blackwell. This is a well-researched and well-crafted read. Tension is maintained at a high level throughout the novel and threads are expertly woven between the characters to pull them all together in the end. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy suspense, a fair bit of graphic violence and generally being scared to death.
A wonderfully written book where the reader can’t help but be drawn to the characters. Mr. Blackwell’s descriptive writing style allows us a personal glimpse into the minds of his characters to a point where you will feel as though they’re lifelong friends. My only dislike is that it ended.
In a few words, Freaky Franky is different to what you have seen so far. The latest novel from Blackwell is probably one of the very best books I had my hands on of this genre. Fine writing, and not just one of the best novels from Blackwell, but in my opinion one of the best dark-fiction novels ever written to date. Starting up with a charismatic and charming story-line that quickly develops into a full-blown nightmare, taking the reader on a fascinating voyage to hell, and showing the reader the filth of the human soul. Freaky Franky is going to anchor deep down in the reader’s sub-conscience in a very complex way. That been said, this novel and the story is filled with vibrant emotions, and simply outstanding writing.