Farm House by Steve Soderquist
Screams do not carry twenty miles to the next farm house…
Ten years ago, a little girl was supposedly murdered. Ten years ago, that little girl got away.
Now, after eight years of living on her own, feeding from garbage cans and doing what she must to survive and still remain anonymous, the lies told to her have led her—her sense of vengeance and retribution—back to the door-step of whom she considers to blame.
Those who stand in her way receive nothing of mercy as her relentless pursuit to extract revenge on those who robbed her of her life comes to a chilling close as nothing will stop her…and no one is to be spared.
Steve Soderquist was quite a successful musician twenty-odd years ago and spent many years on the road. He was with numerous bands before finally settling down to a more regular life. However, the writing bug kept biting at him. Steve had started a book called, ‘Mind’s Eye’ when he was seventeen and it never left him. Even though the writing muscle had certainly atrophied, he was getting that tickle like you get in the back of your throat when a cold is coming on.
Publishing his first novella ‘One for the Road’ motivated him to propel. When ‘Farm House’ was complete and those blessed two words were put down, ‘THE END’ he knew he found his calling.
Following up with the science fiction thriller, ‘Seeds’ then co-writing the romance thriller ‘Rogue’ with author Laura Ranger, Steve finished the short children’s story ‘The Littlest Princess’ and is currently working on two more titles.
Crystal Ann Christina was an abused child that was left for dead by her father when she was eight. But she managed to survive doing whatever it takes. Her mother Karen wonders what happened to Crystal and decides to take in those from the streets that need a family. Then they start disappearing one by one. At the same time a serial killer is on the loose and the police are trying to stop them. It seems Karen may have more information than you initially see and that she is intentionally not sharing that information with the detectives. Will they be able to stop the serial killer?
I love a great serial killer story when penned properly and Soderquist does a fantastic job. A young girl has been betrayed in the ultimate way and does whatever she can to survive, you feel bad for her. Years later you see she has become a serial killer, it’s hard to hate someone when they have had such a tough start in life.
Personally I love stories with female serial killers, creepy right?! But women are generally over looked when you think of someone that is going to kill. But I have seen things that women do that put male serial killers to shame. And this book fits right into true life events.
If you like your thrillers bloody good, look no further. You will be adding Soderquist to your book shelves like me.
I received Farm House from Polished Pages Editing for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.