by Ninie Hammon
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Pub Date 08 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 20 Apr 2022
The sorceress of psychological suspense is back with the first book in her highly-anticipated new Nowhere, USAseries. Ninie Hammon is at her career-best in The Jabberwock — a tale that will keep you up all night turning pages.
Nower County was never a hard place to leave. But now, leaving is impossible.
When drunk teenagers add letters to the Welcome to Nower County sign, making it Welcome to NowHerE County, nobody repaints it. Why bother? Everyone knows they live in the middle of nowhere.
Children’s book author Charlie McClintock and her three-year-old daughter, Merrie, return home to settle Charlie’s recently deceased mother’s affairs. It’s the first time since high school that she and childhood friends Sam Sheridan and Malachi Tackett have been reunited. A beat of happiness before Charlie experiences an unexplainable disaster.
A bizarre storm blows through the Appalachian Mountains and literally wipes Nowhere County off the map. The outside world forgets the tiny town ever existed, and no one can leave. Anyone who tries wakes up in the Dollar General Store parking lot with blinding headaches, gushing nosebleeds, and no clue what happened to them.
Locals name the shimmering mirage on the county line that imprisons them the Jabberwock.
Abby Clayton thinks it's Charlie’s pet. Desperate to bring her baby home from the hospital across county lines, Abby is the only person who has dared to “ride the Jabberwock” more than once.
She believes it spoke to her. Brain-damaged, barely able to walk from her injuries, Abby hatches a deranged plot to force Charlie to make the Jabberwock set them free. Will Malachi manage to stop her and save Charlie and Merrie in time?
And can Abby survive one more ride on the Jabberwock?
The Jabberwock is the first book of Ninie Hammon's new series, Nowhere USA, a riveting psychological thriller about the residents of a forgotten county that inexplicably sinks through reality to find itself the middle of Nowhere.
Fans of Justified, Under The Dome, and LOST will love settling down to spend some time in Nowhere USA.
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I admit going into this book I had no idea what to expect. When I read the part from Viola's POV and the redneck-written dialogue that I could hear in my mind, I was hooked. This book is a lot like Under the Dome from a certain prolific horror writer in that no one can get in or out of this small town, literally the Middle of Nowhere in this case. However, this town is haunted by a phenomenon known as the Jabberwock, because of the looking glass mirage blocking the county border.
I appreciated the characters in this book, from those who "do what's necessary" in terms of the former solider with a raging case of PTSD, the LPN who wanted to be a doctor truly realizing her limitations and the girl who returned because her mother died who clearly doesn't want to be back in Nowhere, KY.
I have a huge TBR list and after finishing this book I have added the other six to the ever growing list. Luckily for me I don't have to wait for them to be published. Wonder if we'll ever see 'em on the other side?
When drunk teenagers add letters to the Welcome to Nower County sign, making it Welcome to NowHerE County, nobody repaints it. Why bother? Everyone knows they live in the middle of nowhere. One night, a bizarre storm blows through the Appalachian Mountains and literally wipes Nowhere County off the map. The outside world forgets the tiny town ever existed, and no one can leave. Anyone who tries wakes up in the Dollar General Store parking lot with blinding headaches, gushing nosebleeds, and no clue what happened to them. Oh, and the shimmering mirage on the county line that is keeping them all imprisoned there? Well, the locals are calling it " the Jabberwock".
This is the first book in a new series and I am chomping at the bit, ready to read the next book. I loved this book. I did not want to put it down. If you enjoyed things like Stephen King's "It", and "Under the Dome" then you will love this because it was kind of a cross between those two books. I am really looking forward to seeing where the author takes the story going forward, especially leaving it on a cliffhanger like she did. I highly recommend this one!
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