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Coda by Keith Knapp #BookReview


After a devastating earthquake hits Los Angeles, a group of survivors find themselves whisked away to a place known only as The Town. It is there that they will face their inner-most demons and relics of the past as they try to find a way out and back to reality.

But an evil presence awaits them there. It knows their fears, their sins and their lies and will do anything to keep them right where they are.

Book cover for Coda by Keith Knapp

Title: Coda | Author: Keith Knapp | Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC | Pub. Date: 13 March 2019 | ASIN: B07PPKB332 | Pages: 549 | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Source: Received the book from the author for review consideration

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Coda Review

Coda presents an intriguing look at life, death and sin.

The book starts with several character introductions. Perhaps, too many. There’s a lot of people to keep track of as they live their lives, unaware that in a split second everything is about to change. Because each character gets a decent amount of attention and background information, it takes a while to get to the catalyst, which is the earthquake. And once I realized who were meant to be the focus of the book, I was disappointed that so much time was spent on characters who didn’t play a major role. I felt like it slowed the initial pace.

But when the earthquake happens, tension laces the pages.

I was fascinated by the alternative world the characters find themselves in. There’s ravenous beasts, strange women in white, and something far more sinister stalking them. There’s plenty of intrigue and questions to keep the reader engages, and lots of vivid imagery.

On a bit of a nit-picky note, I didn’t love that the dog had his own point-of-view. This book creates such an imaginative story world with some vivid horror elements. The dog’s inner dialogue dragged me out of that. It felt almost comical in relation to what was happening on the page.

Overall, this is a fun read. It may have worked a little better if some chunks were edited out, but there’s enough action to entertain. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, give it a try.

You can find this book at many retailers via clicking on the appropriate link on Goodreads (buying direct from retailers is a good way to support indie authors); however, in the spirit of supporting literacy programs, we would like tot point out that you may be able to purchase this book through BetterWorldBooks.

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