Today we kick off our next “Author of the Week” and we are stoked to bring you the dark mind of Joe Hart. Mine and Emmy’s love of all things twisted was set in stone as kids when we found Stephen King.. and I am here to tell you Joe is on that same shelf as King is. Dark, mysterious and at times.. just freaky as hell stuff just pops up out out the pages of his books and slaps ya in the face.
A couple of the books so far have had parts that scared Emmy, can’t leave that out. (laughs hard) But.. I will say there were a few times I had to look around and pretend that I didn’t get a little jumpy. (shifty) I watch way too many horror movies and have read so many scary books.. So… if you can make me, the queen of horror jumpy, you’ve got a damn good book. And Joe’s books fit that bill. So without further ado, we bring you the first book of Joe’s that we read. And loved.
The River is Dark
Published: August 6, 2013
Published by: Black Spine Books
Ex-homicide detective Liam Dempsey is waiting to die.
His career, the only thing he ever knew how to do well, is over. The single solace each day brings is the ever-growing contemplation of suicide.
But when his estranged brother and sister-in-law are brutally murdered in their bucolic town set on the banks of the Mississippi River, he is drawn into an investigation surrounding a string of killings unlike anything he has ever seen before. The murderer is ruthless, cunning, and without conscience.
Soon Liam learns that the river is dark.
And so are its secrets.
Barb’s Review for The River is Dark
(Originally posted 10/5/14)
Emmy’s Review for the River is Dark
(Originally posted 11/3/14)
.... Other books by the Author…
About the Author:
Joe Hart was born and raised in northern Minnesota, where he still resides today. He’s been writing horror and thriller fiction since he was nine years old. He is the author of seven novels and numerous short stories, including the books The River Is Dark, Lineage, and Widow Town. When he’s not writing, Joe enjoys reading, working out, watching movies with his family, and spending time outdoors.