December 29, 2016

Book Review (LXI) A Cold Tomorrow by Mae Clair

Where secrets make their home…

Stopping to help a motorist in trouble, Katie Lynch stumbles upon a mystery as elusive as the Mothman legend that haunts her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Could the coded message she finds herald an extraterrestrial visitor? According to locals, it wouldn’t be the first time. And what sense should she make of her young son’s sudden spate of bizarre drawings—and his claim of a late-night visitation? Determined to uncover the truth, Katie only breaks the surface when a new threat erupts. Suddenly her long-gone ex-boyfriend is back and it’s as if he’s under someone else’s control. Not only is he half-crazed, he’s intent on murder….

As a sergeant in the sheriff’s office of the famously uncanny Point Pleasant, Officer Ryan Flynn has learned to tolerate reports of puzzling paranormal events.   But single mom Katie Lynch appears to be in very real danger—and somehow Ryan’s own brother, Caden, is caught up in the madness, too. What the skeptical lawman discovers astounds him—and sends him into action. For stopping whatever evil forces are at play may just keep Katie and Caden alive….

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My Review
Another great book by this writer! Mae Clair has created a good plot and has developed her characters  far enough to make you care about what happens to them.  A Cold Tomorrow is a suspenseful story, filled with interesting if not quirky supporting characters.The small town ambience, Point Pleasant, appeals to me. The story is fast-paced and well thought out, and the author does a good job conveying the conflict in both Kate and Ryan , and bringing them together in a satisfying resolution. Or not?         A Cold Tomorrow definitely doesn't let you down when it comes to adventure , legend and unexplained phenomena with a dash of romance. You feel like you just can't get enough of the story and the people in it. The characters are compelling and memorable. The Mothman is one of the characters that moved me and strengthened my opinion that he isn’t what many of the Point Pleasent people think him to be. The title is, in  my opinion, symbolic. COLD has hidden meanings that are revealed to readers along the story.

         We meet characters from book `1, A Thousand Yesteryears. And it’s logical as the story  takes the action from where it ended in book 1. The author does a great job reminding us, here and there,  about main events in the previous book, thus making it easy for the reader to reconnect with the characters.

         The focus is this time on Katie Lynch.  Mother-daughter and mother-son relationships are highlighted with finesse. As well as the brother-brother one, I mean Caden and Ryan. 
 You can't help but love Katie’s strong but sensitive personality.  Caden’s deep, gentle  humaneness is inspiring. I enjoyed the closeness of the characters in the story. I wish real life could be as this story portrayed.

I won't bother with a synopsis as  I hate spoilers. But I will say I really enjoyed A Cold Tomorrow. It captured my attention from the opening pages and held my interest until the final sentence. The author struck an excellent balance of adrenaline rushed action and adventure with warm, sentimental moments. A very enjoyable read.

Mae Clair’s novels are must reads for me, so I was thrilled when I could read the new book, A Cold Tomorrow. To say more would give too much away. There is romance, but nothing that can remotely be called steamy. The ending was a stunner. Fans of  paranormal/supernatural/mystery/ Men in Black and UFOs  won't want to miss this exciting  story of old lore and modern day mayhem. 

 I received an ARC free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I loved this one too. She did a great job.

    1. Indeed, I agree with you. It's even better than book one.
      Thank you for checking the post!

  2. Carmen, I am delighted and touched by your wonderful review! These characters, the series, and this book are all special to me, so I'm thoroughly pleased you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for being one of my ARC readers. This made my day! :)

    1. You are most welcome, Mae!
      You grow with each book and A Cold Tomorrow shows it thoroughly.
      And as a strong believer in UFOs, men in black and other strange things in our world that can't get a satisfying explanation from authorities, your story was a real treat for me.
      Best of luck with your writing! Get well soon!


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