To uncover modern Japan's darkest, deadliest secret, one man must face a living nightmare from his childhood...
Few villagers are happy when Detective Tohru Takuda returns to his hometown to investigate a string of suspicious disappearances. Even the local police chief tries to shut him out of the case. For behind the conspiracy lurks a monstrous living relic of Japan's pagan prehistory: the Kappa. Protected long ago by a horrible pact with local farmers—and now by coldly calculating corporate interests—the Kappa drains the valley's lifeblood, one villager at a time.
As the body count rises, Takuda must try to end the Drowning God's centuries-long reign of terror, and failure means death…or worse.
I enjoyed this book a lot! It was both a mystery, and a horror book, and maybe, maybe not a paranormal book, and I just really enjoyed both genres-they came together quite nicely, and I enjoyed all of that a lot!
Reading about Tohru and the group he had investigating this case, was really fantastic! They were dynamic characters, flaws and all, and when you add in the culture, those details just brought this book to life!
This had such a great mystery, and it was so well written that the pages just flew by! Both of those helped the other, the pages just great mystery, and the mystery was why the pages flew by! Just awesome and great!
With the maybe, maybe not paranormal, with that a part of the mystery, and then how it ended, how it came together, it was just what a great mystery book needs for an ending, and it hit spot on there, which was the best to read!
I enjoyed this book so much, it was just so good!
Author: James Kendley
Read: August 19th, 2015
Source: Pump Up Your Book Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded like a really great book, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Published: July 28th 2015
James Kendley's first published novel, THE DROWNING GOD (HarperCollins, July 2015), was chosen out of more than 4,500 entries for Harper Voyager Impulse's digital-first campaign. Kendley has written and edited professionally for more than 30 years, first as a newspaper reporter and editor, then as a copy editor and translator in Japan (where he taught for eight years at private colleges and universities), and currently as an educational publishing content wrangler living in northern Virginia.
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