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The writing style and overall book gave me Iron Eagle (the movie) vibes, and that was all I needed to keep reading. Since Dagger Hill is set in the past there were references to the movies coming out in 1989 such as Back to the Future. If you liked this, I definitely recommend listening to The Eyes by Ethan Lex. The writing style is similar and they are both great mysteries!
Each character voice was very unique and hard to blend together. I loved the diversity in the main characters. I rooted for each character as they tried to carve the paths after the incident. Their different backgrounds and skin color makes it so everyone has someone to relate to.
The mystery was super twisty and I enjoyed the little details. The whole ‘suspicious government activities’ part reminds me of when I wanted to go meet the aliens in Area 51. There were so many important and fun things I never felt bored! I loved being transported to 1989! Overall, I definitely recommend for people who want to get into mysteries or people who already love them. I’ll definitely look out for more books by Devon Taylor.
About the book:
Summer, 1989. Four best friends—Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya—are preparing for their last summer together before senior year, after which they’ll all be splitting up to start college in different parts of the country. They make a promise to always find their way back to each other, no matter how far away from their sleepy Pennsylvania hometown they get.
But their plans are destroyed when a plane crashes right on top of their favorite hangout outside of town—and right on top of them.
In the catastrophic aftermath of the incident, Gabe, Sonya and Charlie are plagued by eerie visions and messages from an unknown watcher. They soon realize that the plane crash was no accident, and now they are being hunted by a sinister presence. And everyone is still searching for Kimberly, who has been missing ever since Gabe saw somebody wearing a gas mask carry her out of the woods the day the sky fell down on them…
About the author:
Devon Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His day job consists of sneaking around the house with ninja-like stealth to avoid waking up his kids. When not writing, reading, or tediously typing out text messages with all the correct spelling and punctuation, he spends his time with his family. THE SOUL KEEPERS is his debut novel.
Until the next book!