Okay I am going to keep this review short and sweet…
I went into this book with very little expectations. The syopsis was vague and I avoided reading reviews. I found this book to be a great read that was hard to put down.
The story is told from multiple-POV. These seemingly unconnected stories, which leaves you guessing at what is actually occuring in the town of Mammoth Falls.
Due to the amount of POV’s it would be easy to get confused between characters and remember exactly what role they play in the chaos. However I believe that the author has done a brilliant job at giving the characters their own voices and allowing the reader to easily differentiate them.
As all the events throughout the book eventually link back together it reveals the cause of the twenty-four hours of chaos that descended on Mammoth View and the one person who caused it all.
I received a copy of Mammoth by Douglas Perry through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The small, isolated town of Mammoth View is hit with terrifying news on a summer morning: a mysterious, large-scale attack is unfolding in the surrounding forest. It’s not clear what happened, but it’s bad. And it’s not over. As residents flee in panic, Police Chief Hicks and his deputy set off into the woods to investigate.
The attack seems like the perfect coincidence for Billy Lane. Looking for the biggest score of his career, he targets the local bank. The robbery does not go well—and the aftermath is even worse, leading the robbers to a nearby running camp for teen girls.
Over the next twenty-four hours, chaos descends on Mammoth View as Billy, the police officers, and a courageous teen athlete at the camp face down murderous strangers and ghosts from their pasts—all leading back to what really happened outside of town.
About the Author…
From the Author’s Blog : douglasperry.net
Where I went to school: University of Southern California, Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, and DePaul University.
Where I live: Portland, Oregon.
Some of the newspapers and magazines that have published my work: The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Oregonian, San Jose Mercury News, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Tennis, The Faster Times.
My favorite novel about 20th-century America: All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren.
My favorite nonfiction book about 20th-century America: Boss, by Mike Royko.
Some of my favorite American writers whose best work still might be ahead of them: Richard Russo, Nicole Krauss, Mark Kriegel, Laura Hillenbrand.
The best writer I know personally: My wife.
TV series I can watch over and over: The Sopranos, Freaks and Geeks, The Bob Newhart Show.
Pet peeve: That the house in which I grew up has not been turned into a museum in my honor.
If you must know more…
You can contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact Doug’s literary agent, Jim Donovan, at email@example.com