So today I’m really excited to bring you my spot on the blog tour for a book I loved, The Crazy Season by Jim Ody. A big thank you to Zoe from Zooloo’s Book Tours for inviting me along.
Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a teenage boy Tim saying his town is cursed, he cannot turn it down.
“…I will more than likely be dead when you read this. There is nothing I can do about it. It’s the curse, and we’ve hit The Crazy Season.” Every 20 years, there are a handful of unexplained teenage deaths and it’s started again.
With the help of his straight-talking friend Melody, they set out to get to the bottom of the alleged curse. Everybody in Black Rock has secrets and nobody wants to speak.
The closer they get to truth the more Joel and Melody realise that their involvement is far from coincidental.
This is the start of the Joel Baxter series and I already can’t wait for the next!
Joel and Melody are characters that I became really attached to, their friendship is full of light-hearted banter that made me smile.
Joel’s heart is in a hospital bed as his wife has been in a coma for the last year, everything he does he does for her and that really shows throughout the whole book. Melody is the perfect sidekick to complement Joel’s personality.
The mystery of the crazy season itself was something that kept me hooked, I read this book in two days as I just couldn’t put it down. This book is fast-paced with short chapters from many points of view giving us little insights into the many secrets going on in this small town. The ending of this book is something that will stay with me for a long time. I’m so happy I read this book and I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.
So Who Is Jim Ody?
Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers, Horror and YA books that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit.
He has written over a dozen novels and many more short-stories spanning many genres.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd.
When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate.
He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.
See you in the next one…