Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Red Hail by Jamie Killen - Guest Blogger Book Review


Professor Colin Ayres has spent years researching the strange story of Galina, Arizona, a sleepy border town ripped apart by violence and paranoia after the outbreak of a mysterious illness in 1960. Colin is certain the Galina Incident was simply a case of mass hysteria. But when his partner, Alonzo, starts exhibiting strange symptoms, Colin is shocked to realize they are the same as those that emerged in Galina decades ago.

As Alonzo’s condition worsens, Colin scrambles to piece together what really happened during that terrible summer in the past. He uncovers a story of murder, corruption, and fanaticism. The deeper he digs, the more he becomes convinced that what happened in Galina wasn’t mass hysteria after all.

When others start to develop the same eerie symptoms, Colin must confront the possibility that someone—or something—is driving the plague. Guided by rumors of a person who found a way to stop the plague in the sixties, Colin races to find answers before the disease destroys Alonzo and everyone else it touches.

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Jennifer's Review
Red Hail is a very good book; I enjoyed reading it. 
It's about a small town called Galina, which is mostly desert. One day they experience a red hail storm, which seems strange, and it does affect the people, but not all of them. The first to go are three children; they disappear for a while then are soon found on top of a mesa. 
That’s when the strangeness starts happening to others--remembering, naming and stating in very strange positions. Anza, her friend Dove, and a few others have not been affected, so they start on a journey to find out what is happening in the town while one of the pastors tries to blame the devil. What do the discover about the red hail?  What was in the red hail, and how do they cure those who have been affected? 
A great read if you like mysteries.  
5 stars.

Author Bio
Jamie Killen is a writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Mythic Delirium, Heiresses of Russ, Space and Time, SQ Mag, Grievous Angel, and Drabblecast. She is the creator of audio dramas SPINES, MIRRORS, and THE SIX DISAPPEARANCES OF ELLA MCCRAY. You can check out her blog at or follow her on Twitter @jamieskillen.

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