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Review - Mr. Dark & Scary

Mr. Dark & Scary R.K. Latch In the summer of 1957, in the small town of Farmington, Mississippi, a jilted lover takes her own life on the courthouse square one early morning. Only one person tried to stop her, the courthouse janitor.

Mark Borden is a simple man. He works a simple job and leads a simple life. Until he walked up to the pretty girl just as she ate the business end of a pistol. Shocked and startled, he stumbles back too far into the road and is hit by a car.

Mark is sore when he awakes later in the hospital, but he's suffered no significant damage. As he returns home alone, he thinks that maybe he did die and just maybe he brought something back with him.

Within weeks a murder spree unlike any other, sweeps through the town. The local law is outmatched and can't even identify a suspect. State police can't offer much help, as they have their hands full with a group of missing children, all girls of the same approximate age and appearance. No leads, but every week or two, another goes missing.

Odd occurrences begin to plague poor Mark. With no one to turn to, he tries to figure out what is happening to him. He thinks there's a demon inside him. And that demon wants to be set free.


Mark is a simple man who works as a custodian at the courthouse. Most days are the same, but on this particular day Mark witnesses something terrible as he arrives at work. Since this event, everything in his life has changed. Things are happening, very dark things that he doesn’t understand.

I flew through this book rather quickly. The storyline was gripping from start to finish. When Dark starts appearing, things get crazy! Certain people in Winchester County are his targets and they get a less than happy ending. When I found out the reason, I was actually cheering Dark on. I loved watching all the madness unfold to reveal what was happening within Winchester. The amount of darkness and evil within the county was shocking and I enjoyed the front row seat to it all. Dark brings some vigilante justice to those in need.

The bit of history mentioned about Winchester County had me intrigued, and it’s a place I’d love to revisit. I noticed the author has several other books set in this same county, so I’ll definitely be diving into those.

Indie Book Addict Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About the Author

R.K. Latch is a southern gentleman with a keyboard and a wild imagination. He's an independent writer of novels, novellas, and short stories. Most of his fiction centers around the fictional southern Winchester County, Mississippi. R.K. lives back in the woods with his wife and daughter.

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