You Might Be Interested . . . Beckon by Tom Pawlik

21 May

When three visitors arrive in Beckon, Wyoming, will any of them escape alive? An anthropologist researches a Native American legend and makes a terrifying discovery. An ex-cop investigates her cousin’s disappearance and finds herself in grave peril. And an aging businessman is lured by the promise of a miracle. One by one they learn the town’s ghastly secret!

(From the Author’s website) Tom Pawlik is the highly imaginative, Christy Award winning author of VanishValley of the ShadowBeckon, and the novella Recollection from the 7 Hours anthology. His thought-provoking, edge-of-your-seat thrillers are infused with nonstop suspense that grabs you on the first page and won’t let go until the last.

Tom’s fascination with the weird, the creepy and the unknown began at a very early age when he was introduced to a bizarre 19th century German story book called “Der Struwwelpeter”. The book was a collection of nightmarish morality tales by a German physician who obviously had too much time on his hands and no children of his own. The morbid nursery rhymes–sort of a Mother Goose meets Stephen King–included the frightful “Daumenlutscher” (Thumbsucker), a disturbing yarn about a young boy who was warned that if he continued to suck his thumbs, the local tailor would chop them off with his sewing shears. Other tales warned against playing with matches and being overly messy. Needless to say Tom never played with matches, generally kept his room clean and to this day retains the use of both his thumbs.

But the psychological damage was already done, and Tom’s warped imagination turned him to writing his own creepy stories at a rather young age. Alas, no publishers were brave enough to bring his stories to print, so Tom would not realize his life-long dream of becoming a published author until the ripe old age of forty-two. Today, Tom lives in Ohio and is happily married with six children of his own… who, oddly enough, never sucked their thumbs.

Beckon is being toured by the Christian Science Fiction And Fantasy Blog Tour this week.  To read their insights, reviews, and reflections click HERE.

5 Responses to “You Might Be Interested . . . Beckon by Tom Pawlik”

  1. Rebecca LuElla Miller May 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Thanks for an excellent intro to the book, Beckie.


    • rbclibrary May 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      Looks like a great book. I need to get this in my TBR pile!

  2. Nissa Annakindt May 23, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Hi, I’m going through the blog tour list and trying to comment on all the blogs. I agree with Becky, a great intro to the book. I’ve added you to a blogroll on my blog.

    • rbclibrary May 23, 2012 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately I did not get this book, so I was unable to review. But from what I see at other blogs on the tour, I would definitely put it on my TBR list.


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