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Hi everyone! I've really liked the feedback I got from a past novel a wrote a year ago. Now, with a new book, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my query. Any input is greatly appreciated. And, please, be truthful yet show a little mercy Hope you enjoy
How are you, Ms. or Mr. So and so?
I am eager to write to you as I read you are interested in horror. I thought you'd be interested in my novel, CORVID WITNESS, a horror novel with dual point of views complete at 95,000 words. My book's markets are familiar with Strangers by Dean Koontz and Every Dead Thing by John Connolly.
Detective Ed Keegan has listened to various witnesses in his career who detail the horrible events of murder. But never from a raven.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ed Keegan always knew how to handle an investigation, pushing emotions on the floor, and studying the hard facts. No one's witnessed his most recent case of murder; the death of Darlene Hargrove, the fourth girl killed in the town's theological university. No one except Elijah, Darlene's pet raven who repeats Darlene's last words.
Ed keeps Elijah at the police station, curious about what the bird could reveal. His men, always believing Ed was the most level-headed guy, think he's nuts. But soon, Elijah reveals prophetic clues by carving messages onto the walls. The deeper Ed Keegan gets in the case, the more he realizes paranormal forces are at work. A mysterious woman surrounded by children appears in the strangest places; specifically near evidence. A woman Ed himself has seen once in his youth. That's when he finds dozens of missing children cases in the town, dating back to the town's founding. With all of this information, Ed realizes one fact. If he is to solve Darlene's death, he must dig into the town's violent history.
With Elijah, Ed is confident he can solve it, even without his men's help. He just hopes he doesn't become the next victim in the process.
I am a college graduate of Freelance Writing living in so and so.
Thank you so much for considering my work! Corvid Witness explores a town's dark secrets, murder, and unlikely friendships. I pasted the first ten pages of my manuscript as your guidelines suggested. Thank you again for your consideration. Additional material is ready to be sent upon request.