Hello readers! Welcome back to my blog for today’s tour post, this time for the YA Suspense novel Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J Garcia. As always, this post will contain a full review of the book as well as purchase links and a giveaway opportunity. Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog for recent uploads!
Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced
by R.J. Garcia
Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Suspense, Young Adult
Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff.
Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?
R.J. Garcia is a wife and proud mom. She earned her MSW and worked with foster children and as a school social worker. Writing has been her other great love. She has published several non-fiction pieces. She has been writing short-stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels!
REVIEW: This was definitely a storyline that I found to be full of suspense. Scary, creepy with those scenes in particular a good read for around Halloween time. Told from two teen male POVs (which I found really refreshing), Tommy and his sister are sent to live with an Aunt and Grandparents who are completely new to them. This is after social services take them away from living with their Mum. In this new location, Tommy meets one of the local troublemakers called Finn, sadly for him, Finn lives with a Stepfather who doesn’t give him any form of acceptance and also works as the sheriff. Joining with more local teens, Tommy feels he has found new friends for the first time in a while. But, the struggles of adolescence as well as a case of kidnapping and an unsolved murder, turn their lives (and friendships) completely upside down.
This standalone novel was full of twists and turns, with interesting perspectives from the teens featured throughout the story. I liked the setting of a small town in Indiana and the chilly plotline of the unsolved murder. Personally, the two teen male POVs of Tommy and Finn were written really well, each chapter represents one of their perspectives. Dialogue kept the pacing fast and flowing well throughout. This is a story that I can definitely see readers over 15+ enjoying. I did read this in one sitting which I felt added to the intrigue and excitement.
Giveaway: Closing date for entries is May 17th 2018!
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
- An eBook copy of Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced
For the chance to win an eBook copy of the novel, head to this link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251232437/ This giveaway is open for international entries!
That concludes this tour post, a big thank you to Xpresso and the author R.J Garcia for letting me be a part of the promotional tour. See you soon for a new upload!