Those Across the River – Christopher Buehlman

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Book Reviews
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            Those Across the River is a masterfully written debut novel from Christopher Buehlman. It follows Frank Nichols and his wife Eudora as they move to rural Georgia to inherit a house from his aunt. Frank plans to write a book about the history of his family, their plantation, and the terrible events that happened there. But what first appears to be a sleepy little town soon turns into a fight for survival against something they have never imagined.

Buehlman’s novel transports the reader back in time to the rural South with his powerful descriptions and high quality of writing. Once the action starts, about halfway through the book, it doesn’t let up until the very last sentence. This is a wonderful debut filled with suspense, horror, action, and adventure. The reader expects a story about the horrors of war or perhaps a ghost story, but what they end up receiving is wholly unexpected and will leave them thinking and talking about the novel long after they have finished.

Disclosure: I received my copy of this book free from Library Thing, but this had no effect on my review or opinions of the book.


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