Delighted to share the news of the recent release of a fantasy horror novel, Calloway Falls by J. M. Murphy
About the book
“Dark claustrophobic tale that packs a powerful punch.” – Wayne Laybury
The key to the multiverse is missing! During this great threat to all creation, Calloway Falls, a small town in North Dakota is cut off from the rest of the world, and nobody can get in or out. As the residents are pitted against each other, River, a displaced outcast, makes a pack with darkness to find the missing key.
Inside the trapped town, Pam Barrett is living a fake life. But as her society crumbles, Pam sees the secrets of her past unravel, exposing vulnerabilities she hoped would remain hidden. When River, posing as her husband’s cousin, meets Pam and forms a connection with her lonely son Danny, everything changes.
But the dark architect of the town’s isolation has only ninety days to find the key and unleash terror on the multiverse. Will River choose to ditch his dubious allies and remember his true purpose and will Pam find the courage to embrace a startling revelation.
Fast paced urban fantasy about two unlikely heroes who are thrust into a battle to save our world and all others.
One of the early reviews for the book
Lots of twists, Calloway Falls had me hooked from the start. The story is set in a modern-day town that is cut off from the rest of the world in a sort of parallel dimension and there is crazy tension between the people living there that gets worse with the lockdown. Added to that creatures from other worlds are locked in their own battle to find the key of the multiverse but are blocked from fully entering Calloway Falls because of some universal law, so they have to get the ringwardens to do their searching for them.
The main characters are believable and well developed and I especially related to River, who started out okay but got broken down by the world. Pam took a bit of getting used to but I liked her more and more as her character developed and she started standing up to that horrible husband of hers. Danny her son is an interesting character thrown into the mix and a question mark throughout the book. All in all it is a great story with an ending that it both stunning and uplifting. If you love a book you can’t put down with flawed, relatable heroes then this book is a must!
About J. M. Murphy
Looking back I have never fitted into any slot, and I guess this is why I love to create magically gifted characters, that like me are looking for that bond, that feeling of connection with somebody who likes oddballs, understands difference and accepts human frailty and creates for them a journey into a reality where they finally feel like they belong.
When I am not writing or daydreaming, I love walking in dark, moody, wet, windy weather and taking photos of our Celtic coastline and spooky looking trees. After a brisk battle with the elements, I like nothing better than to come home to a good book, a strongly percolated coffee or if I am in the mood for it, a steaming hot toddy (whiskey) with plenty of cloves and a little lemon.
Other worlds and different planes of existence has always fascinated me and my favourite reading companions have always been dark urban fantasies mixed with psychology and a sprinkling of epic fantasy in a modern-day setting. It is from this love of the magical, the fantastical and the strange that the seed idea of my book Calloway Falls was born.
And as I travel further along this exciting new road of fantasy writing, my biggest wish is that you, the reader will enjoy reading Calloway Falls and sequel novels as much as I enjoy writing them.
Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of this release.. Sally