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Author Cassius Shuman's debut novel, The Dead Boy's Legacy is a dark, spellbinding tale that revolves around the legacy of a missing boy, the family who loves him, and the predator who abducted him.
Shuman's intense, haunting and heartbreaking novel begins with the chilling abduction of young Tommy McCarthy from a desolate road in his quaint hometown. The loss shatters the lives of the boy's parents, who become embroiled in an arduous battle with their demons as they struggle to overcome their unfathomable grief.
From research acquired while assisting Jeff Mudgett with the book "Bloodstains," about the author's great-great-grandfather, notorious serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes, Shuman brings an educated perspective to the serial killer genre and explores the world of psychological trauma, using sobering prose while weaving the narrative through a factual historical landscape.
The Dead Boy's Legacy is on one hand a thrilling and complex family saga that illuminates the dark side of human nature while exploring the strength of a family's love and on the other a compelling journey through hell that's filled with suspense, intrigue, hope, and miracles.
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The author isn't a great writer (cutting out the needless, flowery descriptions would have been a good idea), but the storyline was decent. Predictable, but still readable. I think I paid 99 cents, which was about right. I probably wouldn't recommend it, but it was a decent way to kill some time.
All I can guess is the author thought he was being paid by the word. No detail left undescribed, usually with 2 or 3 adjectives. Every movement had to be articulated inexcruciating detail. The story was predictable, the characters even more so. Skip it.
Nine year old Tommy McCarthy is abducted on his way home from His baseball game. His family is torn apart. They are filled with grief. Each family member handles this loss in their own way. Will the loss of this boy pull the family apart of bring them closer together. Cassius Shuman writes with vivid detail, bringing to life each of his characters. He writes with emotions that brings you into the minds of each person. His details and descriptions of the murderer is so chilling, as you watch this cruel and brutal man grow into horrible and cruel monster. Definitely thought provoking and so real, it is sad to know that abductions like this happen every day in every part of the country. The Dead Boy's Legacy Made me hug my daughter tighter, and grieve for all the victims and their parents. A must read. There is so much more I could write about this, but I never do spoilers.