The Litter

The Litter

by Kevin R. Doyle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937769369
Publisher: Night to Dawn Magazine & Books
Publication date: 01/05/2015
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

A high school teacher, college instructor and fiction writer living in central Missouri, Kevin R. Doyle has seen his short stories, mainly in the horror and suspense fields, pub-lished in over twenty-five small press magazines, both print and online. In 2012 he began venturing into the book publica-tion field. First with a mainstream novelette and then, in 2014, with the release of his first full-length mystery novel.
A native of Kansas and graduate of Wichita State University, Doyle teaches English and public speaking at a high school in rural Missouri and has taught English, journalism and Spanish at a number of community colleges in both Kansas and Missouri. In the summertime, he can be found either toiling away at the computer or vacationing along the Gulf Coast.
You can find out more information at his website,, or contact him on Facebook at

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The Litter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
This book starts out with a brutal murder, a body that can just barely be determined to be a male, and tore apart by an animal or some tool. The city is seeing more of these murders and the homeless and those that won’t be missed are the victims. Karen is the daughter of the Chief of Detectives so she has some street smarts. She works with the homeless in the darkest part of the city. When one of her young charges disappears Karen takes it upon herself to find him. Let’s just hope the murderer doesn’t find her first. This book is amazing. There is a brutal killer, lots of gore, and a paranormal twist. We start out with the police trying to find a pack of wild animal or brutal killer. Then it goes into another story completely. I really liked Karen, he she is trying to help those that most forget about. And with her background she is a strong character for this story. I loved the paranormal twist. I couldn’t wait to see what happens at the end. If you are looking for a great thriller, this is the book for you. Just note that it is pretty gruesome so some people may want to avoid. I loved every gory detail. I received The Litter for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Tidal More than 1 year ago
What a pleasant surprise!  I am glad I did not read this at night before bed. I found the book very clever for several reasons. The story is set in the inner city. Anyone who has ever experienced living there understands atmosphere and appearance during the day and during the night are vastly different and the author captures this with frightening reality. Our main character is not a damsel in distress needing a knight in shining armor and not a victim. Any horror fan will be drawn in by the plot and characters of this story. I read and review books from many genre’s and not easily offended however It bears pointing out that people who are NOT a fan of steamy sex scenes or graphic language will find nothing offensive; this absence did not leave the story lacking either. Honestly, this surprised me because books involving police and detectives they often have the most vulgar vocabularies. This highlights the author’s effective communication and writing skills Teresa Tunaley’s cover artwork is beautiful. I must admit if I am sitting on the fence about buying or reading a book the cover will sway me, not because I am shallow but because it shows me that someone is taking great care in assembling the entire presentation of the package. I never look at reviews of a book I am reading if I plan or write one myself. I was excited to find it about a band of feral children. It was not the tired rehash of shape shifters, werewolves, or glittery vampires and a huge mix of teenage angst and tortured tragic love. I found the story original with many twists to keep my interest and the end was satisfying. I do not know if the author had allegorical intentions when he wrote the book but while reading The Litter I pondered the old Godzilla films. Sure, on one level, they were about a reptilian monster stomping through Tokyo but on another level, it was about something else entirely. Occasionally taking the time to observe the world with different glasses provides an eye opening experience; then again sometimes a good story is just a good story. Either way The Litter is a great read! I must admit I did not purchase The Litter from Barnes and Noble. I recieved my copy for review purposes however I honestly believe everything I said in my review. Tidal Ashburn