By Patrick C. Greene
About the book:
Owen Sterling is a reclusive author living in a secluded house deep in the woods. When he welcomes his son Chuck for a summer visit, the eleven-year-old suspects something is not right at his father’s home. His worries mount when he witnesses a confrontation between his father and some local hunters. Zane Carver is the local gun-shop owner who confronts the author over Owen’s refusal to let anyone on his land for hunting or camping. He defies the recluse, taking a hunting party onto Owen’s property. Soon, Zane and his buddies discover the writer’s secret . . . a deadly secret; a creature whose infinite rage they have unwittingly ignited . . . that is now hunting them.
I am really glad I decided to read and review Progeny by Patrick C. Greene. I love receiving book pitches; I am always honored when authors, publishers or publicists pitch me books. However, I am very selective with the books that I do take on to review. I am not the type of person to accept every book to read as I think it is rude and unfair to make authors wait weeks/months for a review to appear on my blog. Plus, when I have a huge “to do” list, it makes me feel rushed.
I read Progeny in about a week. Each chapter starts with a journal entry from the protagonist, Owen Sterling. Owen is a writer, living alone as a caretaker on a huge piece of land. He is surrounded by a forest with a lake near his house. His son, Chuck lives with his mom and visits over the summer.
Owen encounters a strange sight while exploring the land. Instead of telling anyone or trying to profit on his unique find, he decides to observe.
While Chuck is visiting his dad, Owen is forced to face his decision not telling the public about what he encountered.
The ending was a surprise for me. It is nice to imagine even the most evil person can change. Progency is filled with suspense, horror, mystery and a little romance. Overall, great mix of characters and storylines that intersect.
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