Book: The Mountain City Bronzes by Madeleine McLaughlincategories: Book, Crime, Disappearance, Sculpture, Children, Small Town, Horror
Madeleine McLaughlinabout this book: It has a Gothic feel to it and has a ten-year old protagonist. He just needs to know what is behind a certain locked door in the jail his father works at. Finally, one day he finds out - and it takes the wind right out of him. He learns more about his town, his father and the nature of evil.
This story was a pleasure and a challenge to write. I began this short story in the 1990's and worked on it right up until it was published. I wanted to get it just right, the voice of the boy and the father needed to sound right. I think I did just that and that is why all my reviews have been four or five stars.
• "Overall, I enjoyed this tale and would recommend it to others who like something a little different." — from a review by Kevin Hopson
• "As I started to read this unusual tale I had no idea of its length, but after reading the first sentence I was hooked. The writing is tight and the story grips you, especially when you realize the horrible secret the boy's father has been keeping all these years." — from a review by Barbara Ehrentreu
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