I came across Kate Kae Myers web site a few days ago and read up a little on her. Having been raised in Boise I noticed that she was from there and decided to check out some of her writing.
In the book section of her blog, I came across a chapter from one of her novels entitled, The Third Freak. I liked the title, so I read the summary.
The idea sounds great. The basic plot seems to revolve around a young woman who while dealing with the death of her twin brother, receives what she believes to be an envelope from him with an coded return address and a newspaper clipping inside. Believing him to be alive she decides to track him down. This leads her back to Canada and the foster home the two of them shared when they were children. Apparently, this was a place she swore never to return to because of strange events that occurred there. Along the way, she seeks out Noah, the third in the friends group of self-dubbed “freaks,” a young man she cared for when she was little. She needs his help, but he is not the same person she remembers.
I decided to read the chapter that the author posted below her synopsis and I’m very glad I did.
The chapter seems to not be the first chapter in the book, although if it is, it would make for a great narrative hook, putting you right in the middle of the story and then demanding that some things be explained. I hesitate to explain or tell you what happens in this chapter because really, I would much rather you go to her site, click on the link and read it yourself.
I got the same feeling reading this short chapter, that I had when reading Dean Koontz’s Intensity. There is an urgency that comes through with the main character, a desperation and determination that is wonderful to have when reading a novel. It kept me going and had me more than interested in what would happen to Jocelyn.
I can’t wait to read the whole book. Also, there is a fun book trailer on the site as well.
Check it out.