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Strange things were happening in Miltonville. Unbelievable things. The Itch was just a legend, wasn¿t it? A legend passed down from generation to generation just like an old wife¿s tale. Everyone knows that legends and old wife¿s tales aren¿t really true. Are they?
Ed Philips wasn¿t so sure. He had a suitcase full of old documents that his father had passed on to him. He was afraid to show the documents to anyone. They would say he was just a crazy old drunken coot.
Leslie Vickers wasn¿t so sure. Her mother had died in the last Itch twenty years earlier. That¿s what everyone said anyway but Leslie knew that her mother had just been in the wrong place at the right time. She had been shot. Nothing to do with The Itch at all. The Itch was just a legend. Wasn¿t it?
John Barker stirred. It was almost time. It had been almost twenty years since the last Itch. He smelled the Vanderkellen. The scent was getting stronger. The stench was almost unbearable as he struggled to escape from his shadowy world.
Deanne Devine has created a masterful thriller with Lost Hunters. Hang on for the ride as you get lost in the world she has created. This is one that you don¿t want to read late at night unless you have the doors locked and the lights turned up bright.
Reviewed by Kristie Leigh Maguire http://clik.to/Kristie
A real page-turner. I couldn't put it down. Don't attempt to guess what's coming up next, because you can't. It's totally unpredictable and unlike anything I've read before. I can't wait for Ms. Devine's next novel.
Lost Hunters is a suspense/horror novel set in a small town. Leslie's mother was killed during the 'Itch' some twenty years before. The Itch has returned to Salem just about every twenty years so it is just about due. Surrounding Leslie is her family, her friends and several people who are just faces on the street until she is threatened by the Itch. People are pulled and pushed by fate and an old curse, some believe and some don't but all are changed. I knew I liked this book when Mz. Devine treats the reader to an overview of the Fruit Bowl (Leslie's suburb) through the eyes of each of the neighbors. It is fascinating to see the world through all those different eyes, and it means that the reader knows those people for later in the story. Several times Deanne uses this trick to great effect. Even the snooty neighbor is more than a stereotype because we have seen the world through her view point and know that she is more than just the snooty neighbor. Lost Hunters was a treat to read. Mz. Devine handles her characters, plot and dialogue with a deft touch. Readers are treated to a novel that is a memorable story. This is Mz. Devine's first novel and I am looking forward to her future books. I would recommend this book to anyone. Reviewed by: Alex McGinty Reviewed for: MSF&F (www.jopoppub.com) Copyright @2001 Alex McGinty THE CELTIC FROG 'Kiss not this frog' firstname.lastname@example.org www.redrival.com/darkwithin