Skunk Chronicles by Dallas M. Collet

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Skunk Chronicles by Dallas M. Collet
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical, Holiday, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (380 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Stargazer

A hit-and-run pickup truck driver severely injures twelve-year-old Trent Stone and kills his best friend. He is left shattered, alone, and struggling with the reality of permanent loss.

As Trent tries to put his life back together and uncover who was driving the truck that fateful day, he is met with an onslaught of ever-mounting problems. He attacks his challenges with the naïve and playful honesty of youth, while at the same time experiencing the overwhelming miracle of a first love.

When Lindsey, the subject of that love, disappears, Trent is not only implicated in her disappearance but accused of her murder. How can he prove his innocence when she made him promise not to tell what he knows?

One amazing read that keeps you guessing!

The Skunk Chronicles follows the world from the view of Trent Stone. Trent is a small town boy with very adventurous friends. In a hit and run accident, Trent is severely injured while his friend Seth is killed. Trent’s life is turned upside down from this event forward and the following events make his life almost unbearable.

The author does a wonderful job at bringing the reader to see the world from Trent’s eyes. The reader feels the concern, anxiety and stress that Trent feels. When Trent befriends Lindsey, the world becomes so much lighter. Yet when the malicious teacher, Usher Riggins, becomes involved, Trent’s life becomes much more difficult.

The author keeps the reader guessing, from the aggression of Usher Riggins to the second guesses as to what happened to Lindsey, there is so much going in the story line to keep the reader stuck to the book. I found myself unable to put the book down even for a short time as I wanted to know what happened next or what trouble Trent would find himself involved.

The author has an amazing way of making Trent’s internal monologue come alive and avoid the tedious narration that some books have. The lively interactions and conversations as well as the in-depth description make this a real-world experience for the reader.

The Skunk Chronicles is a fantastic read that brings life in the 1950’s to the forefront and even transports the reader back into the adventurous times of youth! Be sure not to miss this amazing read!

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