Waiting on Wednesday [244] – IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN by Andy Davidson

Waiting on Wednesday is the brainchild of Breaking the Spine, although Jill isn’t hosting this meme anymore. In any case, I will continue to post Waiting on Wednesdays, simply because it’s one of my favorite posts to do each week:-D

I keep running across cool-looking vampire stories, although I’m not completely sure that’s what this is, but judging from the blurb I’m going for YES:

For readers of Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and classic Anne Rice, a chilling tale of suspense and horror set deep in the Texas desert.

Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But his nights soon take a terrifying turn in a desert cantina, where Travis crosses paths with a mysterious pale-skinned girl in red boots. Come the morning, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper, no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before.

Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her rundown motel and offers the disheveled cowboy inside a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low, to heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy they’ve taken in is not what he seems.

Half a state away, a grizzled Texas ranger is hunting Travis down for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous than he could ever imagine. A man of the law, he’ll have to decide how far into the darkness he’ll go for the sake of justice.

When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life—and new blood.

Deftly written and utterly compelling, this is an atmospheric literary fiction debut perfect for fans of horror, psychological suspense, and Western fiction.

In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson. Releases in June 2017 from Skyhorse Publishing. I love the sound of this book, and it’s already got some pretty damn good reviews on Goodreads. Plus, bonus gritty/beautiful cover!

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted April 12, 2017 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 16 Comments

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16 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [244] – IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN by Andy Davidson

  1. Yep, you got me on this one. Sounds like a dark gritty vampire novel and I’m always on the search for more along the lines of Certain Dark Magic and Suicide Motor Club. This one sounds unique and intriguing as well. I don’t know where you found it but I’m sure glad you did!
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    • Tammy

      Yes, Suicide Motor Club for sure! It will be hard to live up to both those books, but I’m anxious to see if he pulls it off.

    • Tammy

      I thought it reminded me of Certain Dark Things as well, but also The Suicide Motor Club, which was very dark and gritty. Here’s hoping!

    • Tammy

      I tend to choose books that won’t be coming out for months, so this is a nice, close release date:-)