I’m pleased to be part of Blackthorn Book Tours book tour for the mystery horror novel, The Drop, by Jacy Morris.
About the book
How many hearts can a song touch? How many ears can it reach? How many people can it kill? When popular boy band Whoa-Town releases their latest album, no one thinks anything of it. They certainly don’t think that the world will be changed forever. After an apocalyptic disease sweeps the world, it becomes clear that the music of this seemingly innocuous boy band had something to do with it, but how? Katherine Maddox, her life irrevocably changed by a disease dubbed The Drop, sets out to find out how and why, to prevent something like The Drop from ever happening again.
What if music didn’t soothe the savage breast but did the opposite?
Reporter, Katherine Maddox, survived a cataclysmic global event known as The Drop, and now uses her journalistic skills to investigate what exactly happened in order to stop it from ever happening again.
Told through Katherine’s reports, interviews and supporting articles, The Drop reads like a mystery. The details unfold as you progress through the novel, first in the years after the event, then before and finally during.
The narrative has plenty of dark humor and touches of horror, which had me chuckling and greatly added to my enjoyment of the book. The event was as implausible as most apocalyptic fiction, but I found the scenario was dealt with realistically and the social commentary added another layer that made the book more satisfying.
I award The Drop…
About the author
Jacy Morris is a Native American author born in 1979 in Virginia. He is a registered member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. At the age of ten he was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where he developed a love for punk rock and horror movies, both of which tend to find their way into his writing. Under the pseudonym The Vocabulariast, he was the writer/owner/CEO of the website MovieCynics.com from 2007-2014. He graduated from Portland State University with a Masters in Education. He has been an English and social studies teacher in Portland, Oregon since 2005.
His first film, All Hell Breaks Loose has a cult following. His second film, entitled The Cemetery People is now in post-production.
He has written several books, including the “This Rotten World” series, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Killing the Cult, and “The Enemies of Our Ancestors” series. The Abbey was his first book under his real name. In between drinking beer and watching horror movies and hockey, he is currently working on the following books: An Unorthodox Cure, and the fourth chapter of This Rotten World.