Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Red Church

The Red Church
Scott Nicholson

Scott Nicholson recently wrapped up his 90 day blog tour that I followed rather faithfully.  I thought I'd spotlight one of his books today in honor of this.  
"Hold onto your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath, Origin

For 13-year-old Ronnie Day, life is full of problems: Mom and Dad have separated, his brother Tim is a constant pest, Melanie Ward either loves him or hates him, and Jesus Christ won't stay in his heart. Plus he has to walk past the red church every day, where the Bell Monster hides with its wings and claws and livers for eyes. But the biggest problem is that Archer McFall is the new preacher at the church, and Mom wants Ronnie to attend midnight services with her.

Sheriff Frank Littlefield hates the red church for a different reason. His little brother died in a freak accident at the church twenty years ago, and now Frank is starting to see his brother's ghost. And the ghost keeps demanding, "Free me." People are dying in Whispering Pines, and the murders coincide with McFall's return.

The Days, the Littlefields, and the McFalls are descendants of the original families that settled the rural Appalachian community. Those old families share a secret of betrayal and guilt, and McFall wants his congregation to prove its faith. Because he believes he is the Second Son of God, and that the cleansing of sin must be done in blood.

"Sacrifice is the currency of God," McFall preaches, and unless Frank and Ronnie stop him, everybody pays.

The Red Church is only 99¢ for Kindle


  1. I just recently finished Nicholson's Speed Dating with the Dead - he definitely knows how to weave an intriguing story. I may have to check out this one by him as well.

  2. I think I'll read Speed Dating with the Dead next! The Red Church was good so you should try it out.

  3. JC, thanks very much for the mention! Good luck in the Kindle drawings.And thanks for the kind words about Speed Dating--I hope you'll consider writing a review. We indies can't do it alone!


  4. Thanks for the reply Scott and thanks for the well wishes. I'll get a review up real soon. You are right that us Indies can't do it alone.


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