All that Adem Comeaux ever wanted was something to believe in.
When Adem’s Grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances, he returns to his childhood home, the sleepy farming town of Terrance, Louisiana. As Adem struggles with the repercussions of his absence and attempts to heal his relationship with his sister Sam, he discovers that his Grandfather’s cotton farm hides an evil secret that threatens to tear both of their lives apart.
Before he can uncover the truth behind his family’s curse, Adem must decide what he believes in before losing what precious hope he has left.
Eventually, everyone has to face their demons.
I am always excited when I start a book knowing that it is the authors first published book. It is a bit of a gamble though, will I discover a new amazing writer or will I be totally disappointed? The not knowing is the fun part, but coming from such a respected publisher as DarkFuse I had a feeling it would be good.
I was definitely correct in my assumption. “Chorus of Dust” is a good start for Mr. Walters career. The story has very life like believable characters, a great storyline and atmosphere. Though at times the story’s pacing bogged down just a bit for me, it really didn’t take away from the overall tale and is a very impressive debut by Justin.
I especially loved how the story started and how it evolved as I got deeper into the story.
Ray is a writer that writes books about real life murderers. He writes the tales from the killer’s point of view and has made quite a good living doing it. He thought he was retired when he gets an opportunity to tell Adem Comeaux’s tale.
The story starts out in the prison Adem is in and from there Adem proceeds to tell Ray his side of the story. Adem tells Ray the tale of his family farm’s curse, and the death and destruction it has brought his family. Throughout the story it would shift between Adem telling his tale and Ray and Adem sitting in the prison. I though that Justin handled this particularly well and I never felt he lost control of the story with the shifting back and forth. I especially enjoyed how Justin ended the story, just a really great ending.
I very much look forward to Justin’s second book and highly recommend you give “Chorus Of Dust” a try, you won’t be disappointed.