(REVIEW) THE BOULEVARD MONSTER by Jeremy Hepler

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I KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT ME

You say that I am a madman. You say that I am dangerous. You say that I am the one who has been abducting women, slaughtering them, and burying their corpses all around this city for years. You are wrong, because only part of that statement is true…

I AM NOT A KILLER

I know that you probably won’t believe me. Not now. Not after all that has happened, but I need to tell my side of the story. You need to know how this all began. You need to hear about the birds, but most of all, you need to understand…

I AM NOT THE BOULEVARD MONSTER

The Boulevard MonsterThe Boulevard Monster by Jeremy Hepler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE BOULEVARD MONSTER by Jeremy Hepler is a nice swing for the fences debut novel with an original story, great characters, and some tense moments. Hepler’s writing is easy to follow and definitely shows signs of better things to come. He does a great job constructing the plot, making it believable, and executing a number of wonderful scenes. There were a number of moments where he strings you out, pushing your nerves until they’re on the verge of fraying, and then brings it home with some surprising twists.

The main character, Seth, is likable and you feel for his plight throughout the novel. It definitely makes you wonder what you would do in his situation. Hepler does a terrific job putting together Seth’s life—his past and his present—endearing him to you even more.

What didn’t hit on all cylinders for me, and something often found in debuts, were a few chapters that felt redundant, where we’re shown the same sort of thing over and over in an attempt, I assume, to add to the tension. I think the story would have been a bit tighter, a bit stronger with a few of these cut out.

Overall, a very good first novel. I can’t wait to see what Hepler offers next.

I give THE BOULEVARD MONSTER 4 stars!

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The Boulevard Monster
by Jeremy Hepler
Bloodshot Books
Pub date: April 7, 2017

A debut novel you won’t want to miss!

The Boulevard Monster, Synopsis –

I KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT ME

You say that I am a madman. You say that I am dangerous. You say that I am the one who has been abducting women, slaughtering them, and burying their corpses all around this city for years. You are wrong, because only part of that statement is true…

I AM NOT A KILLER

I know that you probably won’t believe me. Not now. Not after all that has happened, but I need to tell my side of the story. You need to know how this all began. You need to hear about the birds, but most of all, you need to understand…

I AM NOT THE BOULEVARD MONSTER

Purchase –

Amazon

And it’s available at other online retailers too. Plus, ask your indie bookstore to order for you or tell your local library about it!

Jeremy Hepler, Biography –

Native to the Texas Panhandle, Jeremy Hepler now lives in a small rural community in central Texas with his wife Tricia and son Noah. Throughout his life, he has worked jobs ranging from welder’s hand to health care assistant, but writing has always been his passion.

Jeremy is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association (HWA) and is currently working on his second novel, Demigod Dreams. In the last five years, he has had twenty-four short stories published in various small and professional markets, and in 2014, he placed second in the Panhandle Professional Writers Short Story Competition. You can contact him via Facebook or Twitter (@jeremyhepler) where you will find links to his blog and Amazon author page.

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