Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell

Cold Moon Over Babylon - Michael McDowell

 

 

Audience: Adult

Format: Audiobook/Owned

 

One hot afternoon in July of 1965, Jim Larkin and his wife JoAnn were slowly paddling their small green boat upstream on the Styx river that drains the northwestern corner of the Florida panhandle.

- first sentence

 

 

Well, things only go downhill for the Larkin family after that. In the present, they are barely holding on to the farm and the blueberry crop keeps dwindling. After Margaret is murdered, things get even worse. This victim is not going to rest easy and she is determined to make someone pay. But... who killed her and why?

 

This book is well-written, suspenseful, and scary. I enjoyed the character development and trying to figure out who the killer was. I also liked seeing Margaret Larkin's ghost terrifying people. The final death is the best, well deserved, and perfect in the sense of irony and justice.

 

Well done and enjoyable. The middle was a tad slower, but the last quarter had me on the edge of my seat.

 

I read this one for the Terror in a Small Town square.