Monday, March 23, 2020

Check It Out: Red Hail

Red Hail by Jamie Killen 
Science Fiction

Professor Colin Ayres has spent years researching the strange story of Galina, Arizona, a sleepy border town ripped apart by violence and paranoia after the outbreak of a mysterious illness in 1960. Colin is certain the Galina Incident was simply a case of mass hysteria. But when his partner, Alonzo, starts exhibiting strange symptoms, Colin is shocked to realize they are the same as those that emerged in Galina decades ago.

As Alonzo’s condition worsens, Colin scrambles to piece together what really happened during that terrible summer in the past. He uncovers a story of murder, corruption, and fanaticism. The deeper he digs, the more he becomes convinced that what happened in Galina wasn’t mass hysteria after all.

When others start to develop the same eerie symptoms, Colin must confront the possibility that someone—or something—is driving the plague. Guided by rumors of a person who found a way to stop the plague in the sixties, Colin races to find answers before the disease destroys Alonzo and everyone else it touches.

5 out of 5 fairies

Red Hail is not your typical sci-fi book. A little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of mystery, and a powerful story that spans generations. They say that those who forget history are destined to repeat it. Sometimes, history repeats itself no matter how much you think you know about it. Killen masterfully weaves together a captivating tale, giving hints from 1960 with the story unfolding in today's world. I was reluctant to put this down even for a little while once I started reading, and I easily lost hours within it's pages. If I could I'd have given this more than five out of five.

Where to buy: Amazon

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

About the Author: Jamie Killen is a writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Mythic Delirium, Heiresses of Russ, Space and Time, SQ Mag, Grievous Angel, and Drabblecast. She is the creator of audio dramas SPINES, MIRRORS, and THE SIX DISAPPEARANCES OF ELLA MCCRAY. You can check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.

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